Global Warming May Worsen Mercury Pollution

Mercury levels in atmosphere tripled since preindustrial period.

Published: 04-Feb-2003

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mercury pollution must be tackled before global warming  exacerbates its noxious effects, the United Nations warned Monday it its first report into the worldwide dangers posed by the heavy metal.

The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said activities from gold mining to burning coal in power stations had tripled mercury levels in the air since pre-industrial times.

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