Lightning strikes: Thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:31 in Physics & Chemistry

Thunderstorms have 50 percent higher concentrations of mercury than other rain events, new research shows. Mercury is a naturally occurring chemical element that is used in several devices such as thermometers, barometers, fluorescent lamps and other devices. Exposure to high levels of mercury can be dangerous.

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