Day 16: Mercury

Mercury is a metal that occurs in liquid form (sometimes called quicksilver) that can cause serious health problems.  In the form of methylmercury, which is widely present in the environment and often consumed in fish and shellfish, it can cause…

Day 15: Atrazine

Atrazine is one of the most common herbicides used today, and is commonly found in groundwater and drinking water throughout agricultural areas.  There is some evidence that atrazine can produce mammary tumors in lab rats, but longitudinal studies on its…

Day 13: Cyanazine

Cyanazine was a very popular pesticide used in agriculture that can still be found in drinking water in areas with widespread farming activities.  Although there is a shortage of longitudinal studies on human health effects, it has been widely demonstrated…