Mercury (Hg) & mercury compounds

Heavy metal. In Japan, pesticides including mercury can not use.
Mercury is widespread in the environment since it originates from natural sources, the burning of fossil fuels, industry and the use of fungicides. (ref. ID; 4583)

[Hg: atomic absorption standards solution]

Test organisms

Rotifera: Brachionus calyciflorus (ref. ID; 127)
Rotifera: Brachionus plicatilis (ref. ID; 1321)

[Mercury Acetate]

Chemical formula


Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia foetida (ref. ID; 7145)

[Mercuric Chloride]

Test organisms

Nematoda: Panagrellus redivivus (ref. ID; 868)

Mercuric(II) Chloride CAS[7487-94-7] UN1624

Chemical formula


Chemical characteristics

Water soluble.

Test organisms

Protozoa: Acanthamoeba castellanii (ref. ID; 946)
Protozoa: Aspidisca cicada (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Blepharisma americanum (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Colpidium campylum (ref. ID; 6011, 6081, 7060)
Protozoa: Euplotes affinis (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Euplotes patella (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Paramecium caudatum (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Spirostomum teres (ref. ID; 6838)
Protozoa: Tetrahymena pyriformis (ref. ID; 615, 979, 3554)
Protozoa: Uronema nigricans (ref. ID; 6011)
Protozoa: Soil protozoa and bacteria (ref. ID; 4583)
Rotifera: Brachionus calyciflorus (ref. ID; 4957, 6108)
Rotifera: Brachionus patulus (ref. ID; 6771)
Rotifera: Lecane hamata (ref. ID; 6861, 7164)
Rotifera: Lecane luna (ref. ID; 6861, 7164)
Rotifera: Lecane quadridentata (ref. ID; 6861, 7164)
Oligochaeta: Dendrobaena octaedra (ref. ID; 6928)
Oligochaeta: Eisenia foetida (ref. ID; 7145)
Oligochaeta: Limnodriloides verrucosus (ref. ID; 7006)
Oligochaeta: Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (ref. ID; 7006)
Oligochaeta: Monopylephorus cuticulatus (ref. ID; 7006)
Oligochaeta: Quistadrilus multisetosus (ref. ID; 7006)
Oligochaeta: Stylodrilus heringianus (ref. ID; 7006)
Oligochaeta: Tubifex tubifex (ref. ID; 1318, 6079, 6080, 6968, 7006)
Nematoda: Aphelenchus avenae (ref. ID; 2011)
Nematoda: Caenorhabditis elegans (ref. ID; 495, 506, 2165, 6824, 6854, 7009, 7011, 7033, 7086)

Mercuric Chloride Salt

Test organisms

Nematoda; Caenorhabditis elegans (ref. ID; 7010)



Methylmercury (MeHg) is a well-documented neurotoxin that poses a danger to the environment and to public health. The human central nervous system is vulnerable to MeHg toxicity, because MeHg, when bound to L-cysteine, can readily traverse the blood-brain barrier. Exposure to high levels of MeHg causes irreversible neurobehavioral and neuropsychological disorders and is particularly detrimental to the brain development of infants and children. (ref. ID; 7172)

Test organisms

Nematoda: Panagrellus redivivus (ref. ID; 868)
Microzooplankton (ref. ID; 7172)

[Soil Hg Pollution]

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora sp. (ref. ID; 6933)
Oligochaeta: Drawida sp. (ref. ID; 6933)
Oligochaeta: Limnodrilus sp. (ref. ID; 6933)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 6078)