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Research Programs

Assessment of Neurobehavioural Endpoints and Markers of Neurotoxicant Exposures (ANEMONE)
A study conducted in the Faroe Islands, Denmark, looks at effects of mercury in people that consume a diet rich in seafood as well as marine mammals. The objective of the ANEMONE project is “to improve methods for assessment of hazardous exposures to neurotoxicants and for early detection of cognitive effects…”.    

Biodiversity Research Institute
BRI has played a leadership role in monitoring the effects of mercury in wildlife in the U.S. and is now working with the international community to develop a mercury monitoring program to assess the impact of the soon to be signed global mercury agreement (fall 2013) organized by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program

This program studies several metals in our environment including mercury. Website contains good information and resources on mercury as well as annotated link information for other informational sites.

Dec. 2012 update: The C-MERC collaborative published a report, "Sources to Seafood  Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment" that summarizes 11 scientific papers on mercury in the marine environment.

See also their 10 minute video "Mercury: From Source to Seafood" that describes how mercury gets into seafood and why it's important to eat low mercury fish.

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), Atmospheric Mercury Network (AMNet)

Collaborative group of government and other organizations who measure atmospheric deposition and study its effects on the environment. The AMNet network is a group of monitoring stations that measure atmospheric mercury fractions which contribute to dry and total mercury deposition.

Seychelles Child Development Study
Long-term study on the health effects of fish consumption by children in this African country. 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
“SERC is a global leader for research focused on connections between land and water ecosystems.”

United States Geological Survey (USGS) National and Regional Mercury Studies