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When toxic chemicals refuse to die - An examination of the prolonged mercury pesticide use in Australia

Schneider, Larissa


Mercury, even in low concentrations, is known to cause severe adverse human health effects. In the early 1900s, mercury became a popular fungicide ingredient, leading to multiple poisoning incidents that forced much of the world to act upon phasing out mercury use in agriculture. These incidents spurred the advancement of mercury science and the implementation of international policies and regulations to control mercury pollution worldwide. Despite these developments internationally, Australia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Elementa: science of the anthropocene
DOI: 10.1525/elementa.2021.053
Access Rights: Open Access


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