Mercury On The Move

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT) -- The madness of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland is believed to trace from common usage of mercury by hatters in Victorian days. Though mental health impacts from mercury exposures are likely much reduced in these days of rampant bare-headedness, mercury remains a chemical of concern for regulators in the U.S. and abroad. Mercury is not a demonstrated carcinogen but has shown troubling health impacts from acute or extended doses.

Mercury has particularly become a hot-button issue in the public perception over the past 20...
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