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Facts and findings about mercury in the environment: infographic

Last changed: 17 December 2017

Did you know that current efforts to reduce mercury pollution could result in environmental recovery faster than had been expected? A recent scientific discovery indicates that it could be a matter of decades rather than centuries before we can eat freshwater fish again in Sweden, without worrying about the mercury levels.

The infographic below provides an introduction where you can find out more about the subject. Scrolling to the end of this page you will also find links to sources and recommendations of more scientific reading.


Infographic on mercury. Copyright SLU. Graphic designer: Michael Kvick, SLU. Illustrations: Fredrik Saarkoppel.


Kevin Bishop, Professor
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Section for Geochemistry and Hydrology, SLU, +46 18-67 31 31, +46 70-638 25 17

Mats Nilsson, Professor
Soil Biology Unit, SLU, +4690-786 8375, +4670-688 4409

Staffan Åkerblom, Researcher
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU, +46 18 673042

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