Next Article in Journal
Toward a Socio-Territorial Approach to Health: Health Equity in West Africa
Next Article in Special Issue
Toward an Assessment of the Global Inventory of Present-Day Mercury Releases to Freshwater Environments
Previous Article in Journal
The Association between Warning Label Requirements and Cigarette Smoking Prevalence by Education-Findings from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
Previous Article in Special Issue
Genetic Aspects of Susceptibility to Mercury Toxicity: An Overview
Article Menu
Issue 1 (January) cover image

Export Article

Comment published on 5 May 2017, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(5), 481.

Open AccessReview
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(1), 105; doi:10.3390/ijerph14010105

Global Sources and Pathways of Mercury in the Context of Human Health

1
NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Department of Environmental Impacts and Economics, Instituttveien 18, P.O. Box 100, Kjeller NO-2027, Norway
2
AGH-University of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Fuels, Krakow30-059, Poland
3
CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Area della Ricerca Roma 1, Via Salaria Km 29 300, Monterotondo (Rome) 00015, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 12 December 2016 / Revised: 6 January 2017 / Accepted: 19 January 2017 / Published: 22 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mercury and Health: Current Perspectives and Future Directions)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [779 KB, uploaded 22 January 2017]   |  

Abstract

This paper reviews information from the existing literature and the EU GMOS (Global Mercury Observation System) project to assess the current scientific knowledge on global mercury releases into the atmosphere, on global atmospheric transport and deposition, and on the linkage between environmental contamination and potential impacts on human health. The review concludes that assessment of global sources and pathways of mercury in the context of human health is important for being able to monitor the effects from implementation of the Minamata Convention targets, although new research is needed on the improvement of emission inventory data, the chemical and physical behaviour of mercury in the atmosphere, the improvement of monitoring network data, predictions of future emissions and speciation, and on the subsequent effects on the environment, human health, as well as the economic costs and benefits of reducing these aspects. View Full-Text
Keywords: mercury; global sources; pathways; emission scenarios; human health; policy-making mercury; global sources; pathways; emission scenarios; human health; policy-making
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sundseth, K.; Pacyna, J.M.; Pacyna, E.G.; Pirrone, N.; Thorne, R.J. Global Sources and Pathways of Mercury in the Context of Human Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 105.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top