The Minamata Convention
Einar Sletten Professor at chemical institute
Einar Sletten Report on potential mercury damage from U-864
Mercury in aquatic environment
Allows surveys for submarine wreckage
Surveys at the wreck of the submarine U-864
Costal Adm. is responsible for U-864
ROV Method, Costal Adm.
EDUCATIONAL & DOCUMENTATION
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Atomic number: 80
The symbol Hg that mercury is known by comes from its Greek name, hydrargyrum, which means "liquid silver" — to reflect its shiny surface. The element is also known as quicksilver for its mobility
Mercury poisoning can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury (such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury), by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by ingesting any form of mercury.
Minamata disease is a
neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia,
numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, loss of peripheral vision, and damage to hearing and speech. In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma, and death follow within weeks of the onset of symptoms. A congenital form of the disease can also affect
fetuses in the womb.
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