Nature Communications (2021-05-01)

Global health effects of future atmospheric mercury emissions

  • Yanxu Zhang,
  • Zhengcheng Song,
  • Shaojian Huang,
  • Peng Zhang,
  • Yiming Peng,
  • Peipei Wu,
  • Jing Gu,
  • Stephanie Dutkiewicz,
  • Huanxin Zhang,
  • Shiliang Wu,
  • Feiyue Wang,
  • Long Chen,
  • Shuxiao Wang,
  • Ping Li

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23391-7
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10

Abstract

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Mercury is a neurotoxin and pollutant with enhanced emissions from anthropogenic activities. Here, the authors develop a global emissions, transport, and human risk model and find substantial future losses in revenue and public health if emission reductions proposed by the Minamata Convention are delayed.