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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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8 Good Ideas for Reducing Mercury Exposure and Pollution in your Community [PDF]
Abstract: This guide is intended for municipalities to find information on reducing mercury exposure and pollution.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/schools/MunicipalBr
och_sixpages.pdf

A Case Study of Environmental, Health & Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System
Abstract: Mercury management plan in Burlington, Massachusetts, describes the approach taken in the program, challenges, actions taken, and lessons learned. Suggestions and recommendations also included.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region7/education_resources/teachers/ehss
tudy/index.htm

Blood and Hair Mercury Levels in Young Children and Women of Childbearing Age
Abstract: Presents preliminary estimates of blood and hair mercury levels in US women and children; findings suggest that approximately 10 percent of women have mercury levels within one tenth (ppm) of potentially hazardous levels.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5008a2.htm

Consumption Advice: Joint Federal Advisory for Mercury in Fish
Abstract: Advisory suggesting that women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children limit their consumption of fish caught by friends or family.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outrea
ch/factsheet.cfm

Measure B4: Distribution of Concentrations of Mercury in Blood of Women of Child-bearing Age [PDF]
Abstract: This study was conducted in 2003-2006. It includes information about exposure to methyl-mercury through fish consumption and its impacts on blood-mercury levels for women of child-bearing age.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ace/publications/ace_2003.pdf

Merc Concern: Mercury Awareness for Michigan Citizens [PDF]
Abstract: Provides awareness information about the dangers of mercury and what Michigan citizens can begin doing to reduce their exposure risk.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-mercury-merc
broc.pdf

Mercury in the Environment
Abstract: A comprehensive source of information for environmental managers, health professionals, scientists, and the interested public, Mercury in the Environment summarizes mercury cycling and transport and dynamics in terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric environments and exposure and effects in humans and wildlife.
Source: Dartmouth
URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~toxmetal/assets/pdf/mercurytextboo
k.pdf

Mercury Product Life Cycle Model: Uses and Results [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an analysis of the products and pathways that contribute to mercury in the environment and proposes interventions that, based on the analysis, will do most to reduce mercury pollution.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
URL: http://www.neiwpcc.org/hgconference/hg_pdfs/Alexis.Cain.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 1 Chapter 2, Mercury in the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter provides an introduction to mercury in the environment. Topics include: properties and uses of mercury, atmospheric releases and processes, fate and transport models, human exposure pathways, and impacts of mercury.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Pages_from_Merc
ury_Report_volume1.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3 Chapter 2, Overview of Environmental Fate of Mercury [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter summarizes information about the mercury cycle as it directly relates to the present study: anthropogenic source release to the atmosphere and the resulting exposure to humans and wildlife from the inhalation and ingestion pathways.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Volum
e_3_Chapter_2_Overview_of_Hg_Fate&Transport.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3 Chapter 4, Model Framework [PDF]
Abstract: This section describes the models and modeling scenarios used to predict the environmental fate of mercury. Measured mercury concentrations in environmental media were used when available to parameterize these models. Human and wildlife exposures to mercury were predicted based on modeling results.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Volum
e_3_Chapter_4_Model_Framework_for_Estimating_Fate_of_Hg.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4 Chapter 2 & 3, Approach to Exposure Assessment & Predicted Individual Exposure [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 2 summarizes the methods used to calculate exposures of humans to anthropogenic mercury emissions. Chapter 3 contains exposure scenarios describing types and sources of food were developed.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_4
_Ch_2&3_Approach_to_Exposure_Assessment&Predicted_Indivi
dual_Exposure.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4 Chapter 4, Population Exposure - Fish Consumption [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter provides an estimate as to the magnitude of fish consumption in the US and within specific populations. Also provides: estimate to identify the portion of the population that consumes fish and shellfish, and an estimate of the variety of species and quantity of fish that are typically consumed in the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_4
_Ch_4_Population_Exposure_fish_warn&adv.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4, Conclusions, Research Needs, References, and Appendices [PDF]
Abstract: Contains a summary/concluding remarks to Volume 4 (An Assessment of Exposure to Mercury in the United States), the references used in the report, and four appendices including: Exposure Parameter Justification, Estimate of Women (child-bearing age) in 1990, Analysis of Mercury Levels in Fish and Shellfish Reported, and Human Fish Consumption and Mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_4
_Fish_Adv_Conclusion_References_Appendices.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4, An Assessment of Exposure to Mercury in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: Using deposition values obtained from Volume III, this assessment addresses the exposures that result from selected, major anthropogenic combustion and manufacturing sources. Estimates current exposures to the general US population that result from Hg concentrations in freshwater and marine fish.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_4
_An_Assessment_of_Exposure_to_Hg_in_the_US.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5 Chapter 2, Toxicokinetics [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter describes the toxicokinetics (i.e., absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of mercury and mercury compounds in the body. Biomarkers of exposure and methods of analysis for measuring mercury levels in biological samples are discussed.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_2_Toxicokinetics_of_Hg.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5 Chapter 4, Susceptible Populations [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter describes populations that may be at increased risk because of high exposure to mercury and mercury compounds. Additional factors that may be important include: impaired ability of detoxification, excretory, or compensatory processes in the body to protect against or reduce toxicity, differences in physiological protective mechanisms, or unique toxic reactions that are specific to the genetic makeup, developmental stage, health status, gender or age of the individual.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_4_Susceptible_Populations.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5 Chapters 5 & 6, Interactions & Hazard Identification and Dose-Response Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 5 focuses exclusively on the interaction of selenium with mercury for selenium has been shown to protect against developmental toxicity of methylmercury in mice and protects against oxidative damage by free radicals. Chapter 6 focuses of hazard identification and dose-response.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_5&6_Interactions&Haz_ID&Dose_Response_Assessment.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5, Additional Research, References, and Appendices [PDF]
Abstract: This section provides additional research, references, and appendices to Volume 5 (Health Effects of Mercury and Mercury Compounds). There are four appendices including: Dose Conversions, Summaries for the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Attendees of US EPA Peer Review Workshop on Mercury Issues, and Uncertainty Analysis of the Methylmercury RfD.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_7_8_Research_References_Appendices.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5, Health Effects of Mercury and Mercury Compounds [PDF]
Abstract: This volume summarizes the known human health effects associated with mercury exposure using human and animal studies. The relevant data is applied to form an assessment of potential effects on human health for elemental mercury, inorganic mercury, and methylmercury.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/reports/volume5.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6 Chapter 3, Exposure to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife to Airborne Mercury [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter aims to characterize the extent to which piscivorous wildlife are exposed to mercury originating from airborne approaches.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_6
_Ch_3_Exposure_of_Piscivorous_Avian&Mammalian_Wildlife_t
o_Airborne_Hg.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, An Ecological Assessment for Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: This volume discusses the ecological effects of exposure to airborne mercury emissions. It reviews toxicity and bioaccumulation data in order to develop qualitative statements about risk of airborne mercury emissions to piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_6
_Ecological_Assessment_for_Anthropogenic_Mercury_Emissio
ns_in_the_US.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapter 5, Characterization of Exposure [PDF]
Abstract: Three different scenarios were overlain: rural, lacustrine (water body), and urban. The predicted mercury concentrations and mercury exposures models for each scenario reflected inputs from: single local anthropogenic source, regional atmospheric transport, and an estimate of the existing background concentrations.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Ch_5_Characterization_of_Exposure.pdf

Mercury Use Reduction & Waste Prevention in Medical Facilities
Abstract: Interactive software program designed by the EPA and Purdue University to provide information on the proper handling and disposal of mercury wastes by medical facilities. Includes a virtual hospital, tracking progress approaches, contacts, and a glossary of terms.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=901V1E00.txt

Reported Mercury Spills in the Northeast States [PDF]
Abstract: The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) compiled publicly available data from environmental and public health agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont on the occurrence of spills of mercury.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/SpillReport.pdf

Second National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information about exposure to 27 environmental chemicals, including mercury by the US population.
Source: Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL: http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvstox/i/fulltext/cdcexposure/cdce
xposure.pdf

Study of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units: Executive Summary [PDF]
Abstract: Contains US utilities' emissions data for 13 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and methyl mercury risk assessment information.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/reports/utilexec.pdf

Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
Abstract: Study performed at the request of EPA; toxicological effects of methylmercury; recommendations for an exposure reference dose.
Source: National Academy of Sciences
URL: http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9899

 


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