Mercury Contamination Facts
Methylmercury - A Dangerous ChemicalMercury is an element. An element is a substance that cannot be broken down chemically into a simpler form, for example, hydrogen, or oxygen. These elements can be changed by a scientist, who has special knowledge, to form water. They can also be changed by a totally natural process. Water is a compound. It is a substance formed when more than one element is changed chemically, as happens when hydrogen, an element, is combined with another element, oxygen, to form water, a compound. In the case of methylmercury, mercury joins with carbon and hydrogen to form methylmercury.
Eligibility to Apply for Benefits
For a person to be eligible to apply for benefits (per legislation), that person must be a current member of Grassy Narrows First Nation or Wabaseemoong Independent Nations; a past member of one of the two bands; or a registered Indian who was customarily resident on one the two first nation communities prior to the first day of October 1985