Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI): Mercury: Understanding and Addressing a Global Threat
Mercury pollution is widespread and knows no borders. Since its inception, BRI has been a leader in research designed to understand the exposure and effects of mercury in ecosystems. Mercury concentrations in fish and wildlife in the United States are known to routinely exceed human and wildlife health thresholds.
At present, scientists must rely on limited information to understand and quantify the critical linkages among mercury emissions, deposition, environmental response, and potential wildlife and human health concerns.