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Harmful Effects of Mercury on the Environment

3 Harmful Effects of Mercury on the Environment

Mercury occurs naturally through weathering of rocks and volcanoes. But most of the mercury that is present in lakes and other water bodies comes from human activities such as coal-burning power plants. Once this element gets on the earth with dust particles or rain, bacteria transform it into methylmercury. Before this conversion, mercury could not …

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How Does Mercury Get into the Environment

How Does Mercury Get into the Environment? 3 Main Sources

Mercury is a dangerous element that poses serious risks to the environment and human health. Even a small quantity of mercury can have an impact on the ecosystem. The first question that comes into many people’s minds when they hear about mercury pollution is, how does mercury get into the environment? There are many sources …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Biodegradable Plastics

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Biodegradable Plastics?

Plastics are a central part of modern life. Humans are using different forms of plastics each day. For instance, you have a plastic shopping bag, electronics, car parts, and furniture. The food containers, pens, and water bottles in your office and household are all plastic. Manufacturers and product designers choose plastic due to its ease …

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