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An Investigation of Alternatives to Mercury Containing Products [PDF]
Abstract: In depth analysis of alternatives to mercury containing products, including descriptions of the applications of mercury containing products, available non-mercury alternatives, costs of alternatives, advantages and disadvantages of non-mercury alternatives, and manufacturer information for alternative products.
Source: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
URL: http://www.sustainableproduction.org/downloads/An%20Investig
ation%20Hg.pdf

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

Blood Organic Mercury and Dietary Mercury Intake: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 and 2000
Abstract: This article looks at correlations found between blood methylmercury concentrations in women and amount of fish consumed.
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241922/

Burlington Board of Health Fluorescent Lamp and Universal Waste Management Policy
Abstract: Description of a decision in Burlington, Massachusetts to adopt an ordinance that requires a written fluorescent lamp management policy of all local businesses.
Source: City of Burlington
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Burlington_Fluo
rescent_Lamp_Management_Policy.htm

Clean the Rain, Clean the Lakes II: Mercury in Rain is Contaminating New England's Waterways [PDF]
Abstract: A report about how mercury contamination is affecting the rain and waterways of New England and its threats to wildlife and people. Also includes state-by-state data and a call to action.
Source: National Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/clean_the_rain_
newengland_II.pdf

Cultural Uses of Mercury in New Jersey [PDF]
Abstract: Among the minor sources of indoor air mercury pollution is the use of mercury in a variety of cultural and quasi-religious procedures. This study provides information based on interviews with practitioners of Santeria and related practices; and a survey of air mercury levels in buildings located in Hudson County.
Source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.mercurypoisoningproject.org/pdf/njdep.pdf

Environmental Release of Mercury from Broken Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Abstract: This article presents an original study on the releases of mercury (Hg) from broken compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) under various environmental conditions. Results provide useful implications in guiding the handling and treatment of CFLs during and after use.
Source: Environmental Engineering Science
URL: http://www.liebertpub.com/contentframe.aspx?code=bMB37X2HmhW
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General Motors Midsize & Luxury Car Group: Elimination of Mercury Switches in Underhood and Trunk Lamps
Abstract: Report describing General Motor's replacement of mercury hood switches for under hood and trunk lamp activation in mid-size and luxury cars.
Source: Michigan Department of Environment Quality
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/contacts/fullrecord.cfm?sectordocid=14
5

Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and Transport [PDF]
Abstract: This updated report provides mercury emissions estimates, including estimates for product-related emissions, as well as the historical and current trends of emissions and scenarios for future emissions and the prospects for reductions. It also includes the results from recent research on atmospheric transport, modeling, and deposition of mercury.
Source: United Nations Environment Programme
URL: http://www.chem.unep.ch/mercury/Atmospheric_Emissions/UNEP%2
0SUMMARY%20REPORT%20-%20CORRECTED%20May09%20%20final%20f
or%20WEB%202008.pdf

Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: Management Assessment for Mercury
Abstract: This report discusses the analysis of mercury using the "General Framework to Assess Management of GLBTS Level 1 Substances."
Source: U.S. EPA and Environment Canada
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region5/mercury/binational.html

Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: Milwaukee Mercury Source Sector Assessment
Abstract: Describes the Mercury Reduction Project for Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin with information on annual releases, use, and household contributions of mercury in the Milwaukee area.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/06/05766/

Guidance for Reporting Toxic Chemicals: Mercury and Mercury Compounds Category
Abstract: An EPA guidance document intended to assist industry with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 - reporting for mercury and mercury compounds.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www2.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

Guide for Identifying Mercury Switches/Thermostats in Common Appliances [PDF]
Abstract: A guide pertaining to where to find products containing mercury and how to properly recycle/dispose them.
Source: Town of Burlington
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/burlington_repo
rt.pdf

Health Consultation: Mid-Michigan Mercury Floor [PDF]
Abstract: This document goes over MDCH efforts dealing with mercury found in the gym floors of an elementary school.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Middleton_(mercury_in_floo
ring)_102577_7.pdf

Hospitals For a Healthy Environment: Mercury Waste Virtual Elimination Model Plan [PDF]
Abstract: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Mercury waste elimination from hospitals model plan. Includes case studies, suggested alternatives for mercury and best-management practices.
Source: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and American Hospital Association
URL: http://practicegreenhealth.org/pubs/mercurywaste.pdf

Initial Risk-Based Prioritization of Mercury in Certain Products [PDF]
Abstract: This risk-based analysis is based on analysis done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the environmental fate, hazard, and exposure of mercury and its environmental transformation product methylmercury; the use of elemental mercury in certain products; and substitutes for these uses of elemental mercury.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hpvis/rbp/Mercury_RBP_10.31.08_FINAL.pdf

Maine Fluorescent Lamp Study
Abstract: The focus of this study was to determine total mercury content of certain common fluorescent lamps and whether or not lamps that are represented by manufacturers as TCLP-compliant contain sufficiently lower amounts of mercury to warrant an exclusion from the enacted solid waste disposal ban.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dep/homeowner/cflreport.html

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Establishing the Michigan Mercury Automotive 'Switch/Sweep' Program [PDF]
Abstract: This document states the cooperative agreement made between Michigan DEQ and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The purpose of the program is to collect and recycle mercury containing switches found in automobiles in order to ensure they are safely removed, before vehicles are shredded, crushed, or smelted.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Equality (DEQ)
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-ess-p2-mercury-swi
tchsweepmou_306168_7.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the American Hospital Association
Abstract: On June 24, 1998, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed this landmark agreement identifying goals to reduce the impact of health care facilities on the environment.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency and American Hospital Association
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=20000X5F.txt

Mercury Connections: The extent and effects of mercury pollution in northeastern North America
Abstract: From 2001 to 2005, the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and Environment Canada led a comprehensive effort to compile mercury data from across the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. The results highlight the broad extent and serious effects of mercury across the landscape, the need to expand the view of the problem to include forest ecosystems, the occurrence of biological hotspots in sensitive environments, and the demand for enhanced mercury monitoring.
Source: Biodiversity Research Institute
URL: http://www.briloon.org/mercuryconnections

Mercury in King County
Abstract: Quantifies mercury sources (amount in use, disposed of, or released) in King County. Alternatives, risks, regulations, and tools were explored to recommend future mercury reduction activities. Batteries, crematoria, dental office amalgam, electronic products, lamps, P-traps, pipes & plumbing, float switches, vehicle switches, fever thermometers, and wall thermostats were researched in detail.
Source: King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
URL: http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/publications_detail.a
spx?DocID=PIBosxqamXU%3d

Mercury in Massachusetts: An Evaluation of Sources, Emissions, Impacts, and Controls
Abstract: Includes an overview of the mercury problem in Massachusetts, actions the state is taking, and findings of monitoring studies.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/toxics/sources/merc
ury.html

Mercury in Products Phase-Down Strategy [PDF]
Abstract: This report was developed in response to the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes, which calls for the development of a mercury product stewardship strategy designed to phase out the use of mercury and provide for mercury waste management. The goal of this phase-down strategy is to reduce the use of mercury-containing products and to minimize mercury releases caused by remaining uses of mercury-containing products in the Great Lakes region by 2015.
Source: Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC)
URL: http://www.glrc.us/documents/MercuryPhaseDownStrategy06-19-2
008.pdf

Mercury in Products Phase-Down Strategy [PDF]
Abstract: This report was developed in response to the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes, which calls for the development of a mercury product stewardship strategy designed to phase out the use of mercury and provide for mercury waste management. The goal of this phase-down strategy is to reduce the use of mercury-containing products and to minimize mercury releases caused by remaining uses of mercury-containing products in the Great Lakes region by 2015.
Source: Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC)
URL: http://www.glrc.us/documents/MercuryPhaseDownStrategy06-19-2
008.pdf

Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Pediatrcians
Abstract: Provides information on environmental sources, toxicity, treatment, and prevention of mercury exposure for pediatricians.
Source: Pediatrics
URL: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/1
08/1/197?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&search
id=1030388051575_5270&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&volume
=108&firstpage=197&journalcode=pediatrics

Mercury Management in the Health Care Environment [PDF]
Abstract: Pamphlet designed to help health care facilities manage mercury. Includes information for identifying sources of mercury and provides educational materials, safety and clean-up procedures, and mercury alternatives.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/industrial/medical/mwpdfs/main
e/mainmerc.pdf

Mercury Poison Linked to Autism
Abstract: A Swinburne University survey of 522 Australian survivors of pink disease - a form of mercury poisoning common in the early 20th century - found that one in 25 of their 398 grandchildren aged six to 12 had an autism spectrum disorder. The prevalence is six times higher than the one in 160 diagnosed in the general population.
Source: The Age
URL: http://www.theage.com.au/national/mercury-poison-linked-to-a
utism-20110809-1iky6.html

Mercury Pollution Prevention in Healthcare
Abstract: A guide for hospitals on becoming mercury-free. Includes success stories, contact information, and other resources.
Source: National Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Mercury_Polluti
on_Prevention_in_Healthcare_NWF.htm

Mercury Pollution Prevention in Michigan: Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention (M2P2) Task Force [PDF]
Abstract: Action plan to reduce mercury emissions and exposure.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-mercury-merc
strat97.pdf

Mercury Pollution Prevention Plan
Abstract: As follow-up to the Source Identification study, this document is intended to supplement the Regional Water Quality Control Plant's primary pollution prevention plan, the Clean Bay Plan.
Source: City of Palo Alto
URL: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/374
6

Mercury Reduction and Education Legislation in the IMERC-Member States
Abstract: This document summarizes the Mercury Education and Reduction Legislation that has been enacted by the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) member states as of June 2008. The states that are members of IMERC include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/legislation-2
008.htm

Mercury Source Identification
Abstract: The Regional Water Quality Control Plant conducted this study to investigate sources of mercury in the plant's influent.
Source: City of Palo Alto
URL: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/374
2

Mercury Still Rising: A One-Year Assessment of Actions Taken to Reduce Mercury Emissions and Protect Americans from Mercury Exposure
Abstract: An assessment of the U.S. program to reduce mercury emissions one year after the EPA released their Mercury Report to Congress.
Source: California Communities Against Toxics, Clean Air Network, and Mercury Policy Project
URL: http://books.google.com/books/about/Mercury_Still_Rising.htm
l?id=quVaHAAACAAJ

Mercury Use in School Classrooms: Summary and Assessment of Non-Mercury Alternatives [PDF]
Abstract: This report identifies non-mercury alternatives for mercury devices found in K-12 schools. The report also presents information about the costs, accuracy, and availability of these alternatives.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/schools/MercuryAlte
rnativesReport.pdf

Mercury, elemental (CASRN 7439-97-6)
Abstract: Health assessment information on elemental mercury based on a comprehensive review of chronic toxicity data.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncea/iris/subst/0370.htm

Michigan Auto Project Progress Report [PDF]
Abstract: Description and progress report on a voluntary pollution prevention and resource conservation partnership between DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors (Auto Companies), and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/p2/pollsolu/deq-ead-p2-auto-2000prg
rpt.pdf

Michigan DEQ Mercury Strategy Staff Report [PDF]
Abstract: This report documents the comprehensive strategy to eliminate mercury contamination in Michigan's environment by identifying current sources, monitoring activities, policies and regulations and to make specific recommendations to meet the goal of eliminating anthropogenic mercury use and releases in Michigan within a specified time frame.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/MDEQ_MSWG_FinalReportJ
an2008.pdf_222256_7.pdf

Minnesota Statewide Mercury TMDL
Abstract: Information about the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) established for the state of Michigan.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/water/water-types-and-p
rograms/minnesotas-impaired-waters-and-tmdls/tmdl-projec
ts/special-projects/statewide-mercury-tmdl-pollutant-red
uction-plan.html

National Listing of Fish Advisories
Abstract: The database includes all available information describing state-, tribal-, and federally-issued fish consumption advisories in the United States for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. Territories, and in Canada for the 12 provinces and territories.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/fishad
visories/

National Recommended Water Quality Criteria
Abstract: Federal Register document contains national recommended water quality criteria for mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1998/December/Day-10/w
30272.htm

New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Mercury Action Plan [PDF]
Abstract: The Mercury Action Plan identifies steps to address those aspects of the mercury problem in the Northeast that are within the region's control or influence. The Governors and Premiers support and endorse the action plan's ultimate goal of virtual elimination of anthropogenic mercury releases in the region.
Source: Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/priorities/negecp.pdf

New Hampshire Mercury Reduction Strategy
Abstract: This report describes and details steps that the State of New Hampshire intends to take in order to reduce mercury pollution in the state.
Source: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
URL: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ms/mrpp
tp/reduction_strategy.htm

NEWMOA Mercury Education and Reduction Model Legislation
Abstract: NEWMOA developed the model legislation as a framework to assist states to develop more consistent approaches to managing mercury-containing wastes.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/final_model_legisla
tion.htm

Northeast Regional Mercury Total Maximum Daily Load [PDF]
Abstract: This Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document outlines a strategy for reducing mercury concentrations in fish in Northeast fresh waterbodies so that water quality standards can be met. This will require reductions from mercury sources within the Northeast region, U.S. states outside of the region, and global sources.
Source: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)
URL: http://www.neiwpcc.org/mercury/mercury-docs/FINAL%20Northeas
t%20Regional%20Mercury%20TMDL.pdf

Proceedings and Summary Report Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments
Abstract: This document contains detailed descriptions of the scope and objectives, followed by summaries of the plenary sessions, technical presentations, and panel discussions that were presented at the workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments in May 2001.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=30004IGW.txt

Proceedings of the 2004 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish
Abstract: This document presents a variety of perspectives and approaches to assessing and communicating public health risks related to fish contamination. Topics include monitoring contaminants in fish, approaches to melding commercial and noncommercial fish advisories, mercury issues (including the national mercury advisory), and risk management issues. The document also contains abstracts of presentations, copies of slides used by presenters, transcriptions of questions and answers raised during the forum.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/techgu
idance/2004_

Protecting By Degrees: What Hospitals Can Do To Reduce Mercury Pollution [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses how hospitals can contribute in the elimination of mercury.
Source: Environmental Working Group and Health Care Without Harm
URL: http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvsacd/cd37/15703.pdf

Public Health and Economic Consequences of Methylmercury Toxicity to the Developing Brain
Abstract: This article is a study about the economic consequences of children exposed to methylmercury in the U.S.
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1257552/

Quantitative Approach for Incorporating Methyl Mercury Risks and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits in Developing Species-Specific Fish Consumption Advice
Abstract: This report presents information about the risks and benefits of individual fish species based upon their methyl mercury and omega-3 fatty acid content.
Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19270798

Quantitative Approach for Incorporating Methyl Mercury Risks and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits in Developing Species-Specific Fish Consumption Advice
Abstract: This report presents information about the risks and benefits of individual fish species based upon their methyl mercury and omega-3 fatty acid content.
Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19270798

Reducing Mercury in the Northeastern US [PDF]
Abstract: Over the past 10 years, the states in the Northeast United States--for purposes of this article, the Northeast States are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont--have put tremendous effort into regional approaches to reduce mercury in the environment. In 1998, the New England Governors (NEG) and Eastern Canadian Premiers (ECP) Committee on the Environment formed a regional mercury task force with a goal of virtually eliminating all in-region human-related sources of mercury emissions and discharges. This initiative was instrumental in jump-starting mercury reduction programs across the region.
Source: Air & Waste Management Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/kingNEMercuryProgre
ssEM200805.pdf

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

Response of Methylmercury Production to Changes in Hg Loading: A Comparison of Hg Isotope Addition Studies
Abstract: This study attempts to answer the question, "How much does methylmercury in ecosystems change in response to a change in mercury loading?" Embedded in this question are the issues of timing of response, magnitude of response, the influence of scale, and the differences in responses across watershed components.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts//fuseaction/dis
play.abstractDetail/abstract/254/report/F

Review and Assessment of Thermostat Recycling Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Abstract: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) contracted with the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) to complete this assessment of mercury-added thermostat collection and recycling programs in order to identify mechanisms that could be used to enhance the recycling of these products in Massachusetts and elsewhere. The following report focuses on the results of the nationwide Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), a voluntary industry-funded program to collect and recycle end-of-life mercury thermostats, which does not include incentive payments, as well as a number of other state mercury thermostat collection efforts, many of which do include incentives.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/ThermostatRecycling
Report2008.pdf

Review of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Initiatives in the U.S. & Internationally [PDF]
Abstract: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) contracted with the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) to prepare a report that reviews compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) collection and recycling programs in the U.S. and abroad. The main purpose of Review of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Initiatives in the U.S. and Internationally is to examine these programs to highlight lessons learned and possible approaches to adopt in Massachusetts. This Report presents the results of CFL collection and recycling programs across the U.S. and in other countries for which information is publicly available.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/lamprecycle/CFLRecy
clingReport.pdf

Ritual Use of Mercury (Azogue) Assessment and Education Project [PDF]
Abstract: This assessment goes over peoples' responses to the ritual use of mercury in a Latino community in Massachusetts.
Source: JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/projects/legacy/JSI
_MercuryAssessmentReport.pdf

Seafood Choices: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Abstract: Discusses scientific assessments of the risks and benefits, consumer behavior,, and how to inform consumer decision making.
Source: National Academy of Sciences
URL: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11762

Seafood Choices: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Abstract: This report explores the decision-making process for selecting seafood by assessing the evidence on availability of specific nutrients from seafood compared to other food sources to obtain the greatest nutritional benefits.
Source: National Academies of Sciences
URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11762

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

Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Dissolved Methylmercury in Two Stream Basins in the Eastern United States
Abstract: Scientists assessed MeHg at large basin, headwater basin, and stream reach scales in two basins (Edisto River, South Carolina; Upper Hudson River, New York) with elevated fish Hg burdens. Spatial/seasonal patterns in surface water dissolved MeHg concentrations and mass fluxes were assessed along with sediment MeHg concentrations and production potentials in the headwater basins to identify MeHg sources and important controls on stream MeHg concentrations throughout the Edisto and Upper Hudson Rivers.
Source: Environmental Science & Technology
URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es103923j

Spatial Patterns of Mercury in Macroinvertebrates and Fishes from Streams of Two Contrasting Forested Landscapes in the Eastern United States
Abstract: During 2007--2009, scientists studied mercury and stable isotope spatial patterns of macroinvertebrates and fishes from two medium-sized forested basins in contrasting settings.
Source: EcoToxicology
URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10646-011-0719-9

State Legislation and Regulations
Abstract: This site contains links to state legislation, regulations, resolutions; and county/city ordinances related to reducing mercury emissions to air, land, and water.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/mercury/laws.htm

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

Substance Flow Analysis of Mercury in Products
Abstract: Model which predicts contribution of mercury emissions from individual mercury-containing products. This model can be modified to reflect circumstances of a specific state, region or country.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Barr Engineering Company
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
315

Task Force on Ritualistic Uses of Mercury Report [PDF]
Abstract: This report summarizes the Task Force activities, provides an overview of what is known about cultural and spiritual mercury use and makes recommendations for further investigation, outreach, and action.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://epa.gov/superfund/community/pdfs/mercury.pdf

The Materials Flow of Mercury in the Economics of the United States and the World [PDF]
Abstract: Presents results of a study researching changes and trends in mercury flows in the U.S. and internationally.
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2000/c1197/c1197.pdf

Toward the Virtual Elimination of Mercury From the Solid Waste Stream [PDF]
Abstract: The report focuses on two initiatives: (1) collecting existing stocks of elemental mercury from households and schools and (2) ensuring that elemental mercury and mercury in products are not released to the environment in the future.
Source: Connecticut Department of Environment Protection
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/19/18396.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

Trends in Mercury Use in Products: Summary of Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction (IMERC) Mercury-Added Database [PDF]
Abstract: This report summarizes mercury use in products sold in the United States in 2001 and 2004 from information submitted by hundreds of manufacturers of mercury-added products. This report also identifies trends in mercury use in products and opportunities for further reductions and improvements in the collection and recycling of mercury waste.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/me
rcuryinproducts.pdf

Washington State Mercury Chemical Action Plan [PDF]
Abstract: This document identifies sources of human-caused (anthropogenic) mercury in Washington State, outlines the existing regulatory structure around mercury, describes existing mercury-reduction efforts, identifies possible strategies for further mercury reduction, and makes recommendations for action to be taken by the state Department of Ecology and the state Department of Health.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0303001.pdf

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: 2004 EPA and FDA Advice
Abstract: By following the recommendations for selecting and eating fish or shellfish, women and young children will receive the benefits of eating fish and shellfish and be confident that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of mercury.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outrea
ch/advice_


- Audio/video -    Top of Page

Mercury - Cleanup Can Cost You
Abstract: Mercury spill cleanups can be expensive but can also be avoided.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1l0XebF67w&feature=share&lis
t=UU9g7KNGawAqshlon4MOPnCg

Mercury - Cool But Dangerous
Abstract: Video showing how mercury spilled in your home can harm your family's health. Mercury is something many people have played with as a child and it looks cool.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz-T1uyDIwE&feature=share&lis
t=UU9g7KNGawAqshlon4MOPnCg

Mercury - Dangerous Material
Abstract: Public health and environmental professionals discuss how mercury can be a danger in the home and elsewhere. Mercury doesn't need to be in our homes and can be recycled.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuvVQj5bh3o&feature=youtu.be

Mercury - It Can Be Recycled
Abstract: Video about protecting your health and the environment by recycling mercury.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywIwMTZ8QPg&feature=share&lis
t=UU9g7KNGawAqshlon4MOPnCg

Mercury - It's In The Fish
Abstract: Video talking about how mercury gets into fish and how you can avoid mercury in fish by choosing safe fish to eat.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KLSoDJJnVo&feature=share&lis
t=UU9g7KNGawAqshlon4MOPnCg

Mercury - Something in the Air
Abstract: Video showing how vapors from spilled mercury can harm your family's health. Spilled mercury can be hazardous and harm your nervous system and kidneys.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OsiMf6OEsQ&feature=youtu.be

Mercury Vapor Experiment
Abstract: This video documents an experiment conducted by Bowling Green State University, Ohio EPA, and Rader Environmental Services. Toxic mercury vapors cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, mercury vapors can create a shadow when placed between a short-wave ultraviolet light source and a fluorescent background.
Source: Bowling Green State University
URL: http://wbgustream.bgsu.edu/bgsu/epa/index-fl.html

Mercury Vapor Video
Abstract: Mercury gives off vapors that can harm you and your family. Special lighting shows these invisible, odorless vapors. The narrator discusses how to handle a mercury spill.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svmst0OFDGo&feature=youtu.be

Mercury: Detroit Regional Poison Control Presentation on the Human Health Effects
Abstract: Susan Smolinske speaking.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBsAb6zCUFI&feature=youtu.be

Mercury: Local Health Department Response to Mercury Spills
Abstract: Tom Buss Speaking.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvs2niEvi-o&feature=youtu.be

Mercury: US Environmental Protection Agency Mercury Spill Response and Lessons Learned
Abstract: Stephen Wolfe speaking.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BvRICwefbk&feature=youtu.be


- Case study/success story -    Top of Page

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

Case Studies: Alpena General Hospital
Abstract: This case study focuses on purchasing and lab reagents.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03336/alpena.htm

Case Studies: St. Mary's Medical Center
Abstract: Describes St. Mary's Medical Center's (Duluth, MN) mercury pollution prevention project.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/HTMLSrc/IP_Merc_CS_StMar
y.html

Mercury Assessment: Air Force Base [PDF]
Abstract: This case study of an Air Force Base identifies the sources and uses of mercury-added products at the Base and efforts that the Base has undertaken to reduce or eliminate their reliance on mercury.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/mercstudies/HanscomStudy.
pdf

Mercury Assessment: Environmental Laboratory [PDF]
Abstract: This case study of a federal laboratory includes information about effectiveness of a mercury inventory and management questionnaire; the use of mercury-added products at the facility, and the efforts that the laboratory has undergone to comply with mercury discharge limits and reduce their reliance on mercury-added products.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/mercstudies/EPALabStudy1.
pdf

Mercury Assessment: New England College [PDF]
Abstract: This case study identifies the sources and uses of mercury-added products at a New England College and suggests efforts the College might undertake to reduce or eliminate their reliance on mercury.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/mercstudies/CollegeStudy1
.pdf

Mercury Assessment: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard [PDF]
Abstract: This case study identifies the sources and uses of mercury-added products at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Also included are efforts that the Shipyard has undertaken to reduce or eliminate their reliance on mercury.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/mercstudies/PortsmouthStu
dy1.pdf


- Chapter -    Top of Page

How Much Methylmercury Exposure is Harmful to Wildlife and What Are the Effects? (excerpted from Mercury Report to Congress, Volume 1 Chapter 3) [PDF]
Abstract: This section provides an overview of the harmful effects methylmercury can bring to wildlife. Looks at wildlife criteria data for methylmercury, the effects from exposure, and the limitations of the data used for the report.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Pages_from_Merc
ury_Report_volume1_5.pdf

Human Health Effects of Mercury (excerpted from Mercury Report to Congress, Volume 1 Chapter 3) [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses the limitations and uncertainties found in the report, exposure modeling, mercury concentrations in fish and in various populations, and mercury concentrations in hair.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Pages_from_Merc
ury_Report_volume1_4.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 1 Chapter 3, Findings of the Mercury Study Report to Congress [PDF]
Abstract: This overview discusses sources contributing to mercury in the environment, inventory approaches and uncertainties, an anthropogenic emissions summary, and the approach used to analyze fate and transport of mercury in the environment.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Pages_from_Merc
ury_Report_volume1_3.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 1 Chapter 3, Findings of the Mercury Study Report to Congress [PDF]
Abstract: This overview discusses sources contributing to mercury in the environment, inventory approaches and uncertainties, an anthropogenic emissions summary, and the approach used to analyze fate and transport of mercury in the environment.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Pages_from_Merc
ury_Report_volume1_3.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 3, Measured Concentrations [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter first presents available measurement data for mercury in environmental media and biota and is followed by a discussion of efforts to collect measurement data from remote locations and near anthropogenic sources of concern. Measurement data for people and wildlife are presented in Volumes 4 and 6, respectively.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Volum
e_3_Chapter_3_Measured_Concentrations_of_Hg.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 3 Chapter 5, Atmospheric Fate and Transport Modeling Results [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter summarizes the results of the atmospheric fate and transport modeling of mercury using the long-range and local models. Also provided in this chapter are charts, maps, and data detailing mercury concentrations, wet and dry depositions, the predicted air concentrations and deposition rates around the US, and uncertainty and sensitivity analyses.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Volum
e_3_Ch_5_Atmospheric_Fate&Transport_Modeling_Results.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3 Chapter 6, Watershed Fate and Transport Modeling [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter presents the summary results for the watershed and transport modeling. In section 6.2, watershed results are summarized for pre-anthropogenic and current conditions period. This data is then used for evaluating potential impact of model plants considered in this report that emit mercury. In section 6.3, selected watershed/water body output are presented for all model plants. In section 6.4, the results of sensitivity analysis conducted with the IEM-2M model are discussed.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_3
_Ch_6_Watershed_Fate&Transport_Modeling.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3, Conclusions, References, and Appendices [PDF]
Abstract: Conclusions summarizing data found in Volume 3: Fate and Transport of Mercury in the Environment, references used in formulating the data, and four appendices including : Atmospheric Modeling Parameters, Watershed and Water body Modeling Parameters, Description of Model Plants, and Aquatic Bioaccumulation Factor Development and Uncertainty Analysis.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_3
_Conclusions_References&Appendices.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 Chapters 5 & 6, Population Exposure (non-dietary sources) & Comparison of Estimated Exposure with Biomonitoring [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 5 presents information on dental amalgams, occupational exposures and standards, and relevant case studies. Chapter 6 summarizes biomarkers of exposure for: methylmercury, blood and hair mercury concentration comparisons around the US.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_4
_Ch_5&6_Non_dietary_Exposure&Biomarkers_of_Exposure.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 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 3, Biological Effects [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter summarizes available toxicity date on mercury compounds. The human case studies are differentiated from those in animals. Also, critical studies for a given endpoint are briefly summarized. The tables provide info on study design, observed effects, study limitations, and reported biological monitoring levels (BML).
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_3_Biological_Effects.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 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 Chapters 4 & 5, Effects of Mercury on Avian and Mammalian Wildlife & Assessment of the Risk Posed by Airborne Mercury Emissions to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 4 provides a summary of the toxicity of methylmercury to vertebrate systems. Presents guidance on the selection of appropriate toxicological endpoints and reviews toxicological studies on avian/mammalian wildlife. Chapter 5 is a summary of ecological risk assessment methods which are applicable to airborne mercury emissions. Different evaluation methods are used for different regions of the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_6
_Ch_4&5_Effects&Assessment_of_Risk_Posed_by_Airborne_Hg_
Emissions_to_Avian&Mammalian_Wildlife.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, Conclusions, Research, References [PDF]
Abstract: Conclusions summarizing the data from Volume 6 of the Mercury Report to Congress. Also contains research needs such as field residue date, natural history data, and wildlife toxicity data.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_6
_Conclusions_Research_References.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapter 2, Human Health Effects: Hazard Identification and Dose-Response [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter examines dose-response to and the neurotoxicity of methylmercury, then forming a dose reference point from the gathered information. Also addressed are issues within human dose-responses: sensitivity of human subpopulations, dose modifications, media factors affecting dose-responses, short-term vs. long-term exposure, and also the uncertainty in the human health reference dose for methylmercury.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Ch_2_Human_Health_Effects_Haz_ID_Dose_Response.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 Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapter 6, Integrative Analysis for Methylmercury [PDF]
Abstract: In this chapter findings from the exposure analyses are integrated with those from the dose-response assessments for both humans and wildlife. This integration is done only for methylmercury, as the exposure assessment indicates this is the form to which the greatest exposure is likely.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Ch_6_Integrative_Analysis_for_Methylmercury.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapters 3 & 4, Characterization of Fate of Environmental Mercury & Characterization of Exposure [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 3 makes an effort to update wildlife criterion (WC) values for mercury by calculating its value using methylmercury data. With the appropriate conversion factors, this data can be related to total mercury in fish and water. Chapter 4 looks at modeling analysis, long-range atmospheric transport analysis, uncertainties in environmental fate modeling, and mercury concentrations in water and aquatic biota.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Ch_3&4_Risk_for_Wildlife&Characterization_of_Fate_of_En
vtl_Hg.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Conclusions, Additional Research, and References [PDF]
Abstract: The conclusions are presented in approximate order of degree of certainty in the conclusion. Research section lists uncertainties and addresses characterization limitations. References include sources that were used to compile data.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Conclusions_Research_References.pdf

Mercury Use: Educational Institutions
Abstract: Chapter from the Wisconsin Mercury Sourcebook containing general information on mercury in educational institutions. Includes a case study, action steps and a sample proclamation.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03851/ed.pdf

Problem Formulation (excerpted from Mercury Report to Congress, Volume 6, Chapter 2) [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter reviews the potential ecological impact of mercury and determines that piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife are at risk due to airborne mercury emissions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_6
_Exec_Summ&Ch_2_Problem_Formulation.pdf


- Fact sheet/checklist -    Top of Page

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 Business Guide to Conducting a Mercury Audit [PDF]
Abstract: Includes information about how to identify sources of mercury, alternative technologies, how to manage and recycle mercury, and how to achieve energy efficiency.
Source: Pollution Prevention Partnership for Environmental Responsibility
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/pollprev/P3Erie/Merc
broch.pdf

Burlington Board of Health Hazardous Building Component Management Plan Policy
Abstract: Burlington, Massachusetts' Board of Health's Hazardous Building Component Management Policy adopted June 1997 and a checklist for cataloging hazardous components.
Source: City of Burlington
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Burlington_Haza
rdous_Materials.htm

Choose Fish Low in Mercury
Abstract: Poster containing rankings of mercury concentrations for Maine saltwater and freshwater fish.
Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services
URL: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/eohp/fish/hgposter.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

Do You Work With Any of These Items That May Contain Mercury? [PDF]
Abstract: Explains the dangers of mercury and describes products in which it is commonly found.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/where_is_mercur
y.pdf

Fish Tissue Criterion for Methylmercury to Protect Human Health
Abstract: Describes the maximum advisable concentration of methylmercury in freshwater and estuarine fish and shellfish tissue to protect consumers of fish and shellfish among the general population.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/a
qlife/methylmercury/factsheet.cfm

Formulated Mercury-Added Products
Abstract: Summarizes information about the use of mercury in formulated chemical products, such as preservatives and mercury compounds, based on data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/fo
rmprods.cfm

Implementation of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act [PDF]
Abstract: Brochure containing a summary the Battery Act's requirements, and state, local and private-sector initiatives to recycle used rechargeable batteries.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/recycling/battery.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 (USGS)
Abstract: U.S. Geological Survey factsheet providing general information on effects, risks, and sources of mercury.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/

Mercury in the Environment (USGS)
Abstract: U.S. Geological Survey factsheet providing general information on effects, risks, and sources of mercury.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/

Mercury Maps: Linking Air Deposition and Fish Contamination on a National Scale
Abstract: Mercury Maps is an analysis that relates changes in mercury air deposition rates to changes in mercury fish tissue concentration on a national scale. Mercury Maps shows: Where fish tissue concentrations exceed the new national methylmercury criterion; How fish tissue concentrations relate to air deposition rates; Which watersheds have air deposition as their sole significant source of mercury; Which watersheds contain potentially significant sources of mercury loads other than air deposition; and Estimates of mercury air deposition reductions needed to meet the new criterion.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/datait/models/maps/

Mercury Update: Impact on Fish Advisories
Abstract: Overview of fish advisories due to mercury contamination.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outrea
ch/advice_

Mercury Use in Batteries
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury-added batteries based on data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury and Education Reduction Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/ba
tteries.cfm

Mercury Use in Dental Amalgam
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury in dental amalgam based on data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/de
ntal_amalgam.cfm

Mercury Use in Gas & Electric Cooking Ranges and Other Cooking Equipment
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury-added components in cooking ranges and other cooking equipment based on data obtained from the Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/fa
ctsheet_ranges.cfm

Mercury Use in Lighting
Abstract: Provides information on the different types of mercury light bulbs, as well as on the amount of mercury used in them.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/li
ghting.cfm

Mercury Use in Measuring Devices
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury in products that measure physical data, such as temperature, pressure, or humidity. Analysis is based on data obtained from the Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/me
asuring_devices.cfm

Mercury Use in Pumps
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury in pumps and pump systems based on data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/pu
mps.cfm

Mercury Use in Switches & Relays
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury in switches and relays, using data obtained from the Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/sw
itches.cfm

Mercury Use in Thermostats
Abstract: Summarizes the use of mercury in thermostats based on data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/FactSheets/th
ermostats.cfm

Mercury-Added Products Fact Sheets
Abstract: The Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) prepared a series of fact sheets on mercury use in targeted categories of products. These fact sheets summarize data provided by manufacturers and distributors of mercury-added products to the IMERC-member states in compliance with the state Notification requirements. The fact sheets cover the amount of mercury used in the products, why mercury has been or continues to be used in the products, the manufacturers of the products, and other useful information.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/

Replacing Mercury in Healthcare Facilities: A Step-by-Step Approach
Abstract: A step-by-step plan for making mercury reduction a priority at a hospital.
Source: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
URL: http://www.hercenter.org/hazmat/mercguide.cfm

Steps for Responding to a Large Elemental Mercury Spill [PDF]
Abstract: Provides six steps to action in the event of a mercury spill. Provides emergency numbers for reporting and assistance.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-mercury-lgme
rc.pdf

Summaries of Solid Waste Incineration Rules
Abstract: Summary of EPA final rules to control emissions of certain air toxics from solid waste combustion facilities under Section 129 of the Clean Air Act. Mercury emissions from Municipal Waste Combustors and Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators are included.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/toxicair/takingtoxics/p3.html

Thimerosal in Vaccines
Abstract: This document contains three tables which list vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, preservatives used in U.S. licensed vaccines and thimerosal content in currently manufactured vaccines.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
URL: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability
/VaccineSafety/UCM096228

What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: Advice for Women Who Might Become Pregnant, Women Who Are Pregnant, Nursing Mothers, Young Children
Abstract: Provides facts and safety tips for pregnant women and mothers about the consumption of mercury-containing fish.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm110591.
htm


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Consumer Products Known to Contain Mercury & Alternatives [PDF]
Abstract: List of consumer products containing mercury and their alternatives.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-oea-p2-mercury-con
sumer_383975_7.pdf

Health Care Products Known to Contain Mercury & Alternatives
Abstract: Fact sheet listing health care products known to contain mercury and suggested alternatives.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-mercury-heal
thpr.doc

Mercury Ordinances/Resoultions
Abstract: Health Care Without Harm's compilation of state ordinances and resolutions regarding the elimination of mercury.
Source: Health Care Without Harm
URL: http://www.hcwh.org/us_canada/issues/toxins/mercury/laws.php
#state

Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention (M2P2) Task Force: Recommendations
Abstract: A document from the Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention Task Force (M2P2) listing opportunities and recommendations for Michigan mercury pollution prevention efforts for the state government.
Source: Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention (M2P2) Task Force
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3307_29693_4175-116
97--,00.html

Ohio Mercury Recyclers
Abstract: List of mercury recyclers maintained by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
URL: http://epawebapps.epa.state.oh.us/Recyclers/jsp/results.jsp?
category=13


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Blueprint for Mercury Reduction Programs at Wastewater Treatment Plants [PDF]
Abstract: Guide to assist wastewater treatment plan staff with creating and implementing their own mercury reduction projects. It includes information on sources of mercury, successful reduction strategies and case studies, and suggestions for implementing a program.
Source: Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)
URL: http://www.wlssd.duluth.mn.us/WLSSD_Blueprint_Mercury_Reduct
ion.pdf.pdf

Developing a Community Mercury Reduction Program [PDF]
Abstract: This manual provides case studies about mercury spills and guidance for communities interested in pursuing mercury reduction.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention
URL: http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/41/p2/mercury_pbt/Mercury%20Comm
unity%20Guide_web.pdf

Mercury in Schools and the Community: A National Issue
Abstract: This package contains background materials on mercury for teachers and activities for students.
Source: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu/curriculum/toc.htm

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 2, An Inventory of Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: This volume estimates mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources and provides abbreviated process descriptions, control technique options, emission factors, and activity levels for these sources.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/reports/volume2.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 3, Fate and Transport of Mercury in the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: This document is a review of processes involving the environmental fate of mercury. The fate and transport of mercury in the atmosphere as well as through watershed compartments is modeled here: the model results are paired with an assessment of exposure to humans and wildlife in Volumes 4 and 5, respectively. This assessment addresses the atmospheric fate and transport of atmospheric mercury emissions from selected, major anthropogenic combustion and manufacturing sources.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_3
_Fate&Transport_of_Hg_in_Environment.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, 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, 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: In Your Community and the Environment
Abstract: Provides background information on mercury, along with activities designed for high school students to learn about the issue.
Source: Pollution Prevention Partnership and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/whereyoulive.htm#Community

Promoting a Healthier Environment: Reducing Mercury Use in Health Care [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this manual is to help hospitals start mercury pollution prevention programs or accelerate programs that have already begun.
Source: Monroe County Department of Health
URL: http://www.epa.gov/bns/mercury/pdfs/reducing-mercury-healthc
are-1998.pdf

Wisconsin Mercury SourceBook: A Guide to Help Your Community Identify and Reduce Releases of Elemental Mercury
Abstract: This Source Book is a compilation of the best mercury reduction work to date. It was designed as a working document to help guide communities through the process of writing comprehensive community mercury reduction plans.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03851.htm


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Air Pollution Control Rules
Abstract: Outlines Michigan state emission limitations and prohibitions for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division
URL: http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/p2options/dsp_OptionsReviewe
d.cfm?processId=408®ionalcenter=zero

City of Ann Arbor Mercury Thermometers [PDF]
Abstract: Ann Arbor, Michigan ordinance regulating mercury thermometers.
Source: City of Ann Arbor
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/AnnArbor_MI_Mer
cury_Regulations.PDF

Maine Labeling of Mercury-Added Products
Abstract: Establishes the standards for affixing labels to mercury-added products in the State of Maine.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Maine_Mercury_L
abeling_Regulations.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 Phaseout in Schools
Abstract: Applies to liquid (free flowing) elemental mercury, as well as, mercury-containing instruments such as thermometers, barometers, manometers, and sphygmomanometers.
Source: State of Michigan
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3307_29693_4175-116
93--,00.html

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-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act
Abstract: An act to phase out the use of mercury in batteries and provide for the efficient and cost-effective collection and recycling or proper disposal of used nickel cadmium batteries, small sealed lead-acid batteries, and certain other batteries.
Source: U.S. Senate
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/recycling/battery.txt

Minnesota Listed Metals in Specified Products
Abstract: State of Minnesota regulations concerning metals in specified products, with focus on enforcement.
Source: State of Minnesota
URL: http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/115A/9651.html

Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program: Hazardous Waste Lamps
Abstract: Code of Federal Regulations Universal Waste Final Rule which amends original rule to include hazardous waste lamps.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/1999/July/Day-06/f1693
0.htm

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
Abstract: Safe Drinking Water Act code of federal regulations for national contaminant levels for chemicals.
Source: United States Senate
URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-1999-title40-vol1/content-d
etail.html

New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Mercury Action Plan [PDF]
Abstract: Action Plan for New England States and Eastern Canada regarding the elimination of mercury.
Source: Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/mercury/pdfs/Mercury_Action_P
lan.pdf

Rule and Implementation Information for Large Municipal Waste Combustors
Abstract: Contains index of rules and technical information for municipal, hazardous, and medical waste incinerators.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/129/mwc/rimwc.html

The Mercury Cycle [PDF]
Abstract: A graphical representation of how mercury cycles through the environment.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (MA EOEA)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/mercury_cycle.p
df

The Mercury Cycle [PDF]
Abstract: A graphical representation of how mercury cycles through the environment.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (MA EOEA)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/mercury_cycle.p
df

Toxics Reduction Team
Abstract: The Region 5 Toxics Reduction Team (TRT) brings together key professional staff from throughout the organization "to weave the best efforts of the Region and other stakeholders on Toxics Reduction into the most coherent and effective enterprise possible."
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/toxics/

Universal Waste Rule
Abstract: Streamlined hazardous waste management regulations proposed by the EPA and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, governing the collection and management of batteries and thermostats.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/docs/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/1995/May/Day-11/p
r-223.html

Vermont State Act Relating to Manufacturer Responsibility to Establish Collection Systems for Waste Mercury-Added Consumer Products
Abstract: Defines the duties of a manufacturer selling mercury added consumer products in Vermont.
Source: State of Vermont
URL: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/1998/acts/ACT151.HTM


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Mercury in Buildings [PDF]
Abstract: Program designed for construction and demolition contractors and owners and managers of buildings to increase awareness of mercury in buildings and to provide information on proper management.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5 and Purdue University
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/pdfs/EPA-905-F-11-008.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


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Air Toxics Website: Rule and Implementation Information for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Emissions From Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants
Abstract: Regulations related to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) standards for Mercury emissions from mercury cell chlor-alkali plants.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hgcellcl/hgcellclpg.html

Clean Air Mercury Rule
Abstract: The Clean Air Mercury Rule was part of the suite of inter-related rules collectively known as the Clean Air Rules of 2004. These rules address ozone and fine particle pollution, non-road diesel emissions, and power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/mercuryrule/

Drinking Water Contaminants
Abstract: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards that apply to public water systems. Primary standards protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/

Electronics and Mercury-Containing Products Banned from King County Garbage
Abstract: Guidelines for the electronics and mercury-containing products ban in King County, Washington.
Source: Waste Management
URL: http://www.wmnorthwest.com/guidelines/electronicskingco.htm

EPA Laws, Regulations, and Guidance Documents
Abstract: This website has links to the laws and executive orders that help to protect human health and the environment. EPA is charged with administering all or a part of these laws.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations

EPA's Database on Mercury-Containing Products and Alternatives
Abstract: This database contains information on: mercury-containing equipment, devices, supplies and laboratory chemicals and coatings; non-mercury alternative products; and companies that manufacture or distribute the products
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/earlink1/mercury/consumer.htm

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling
Abstract: This website provides information about recycling fluorescent and other mercury-added lamps. It also contains links to many other resources and outreach materials.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/lamprecycle/index.c
fm

Getting Mercury Out of Schools
Abstract: This guidance is presented as a series of fact sheets with information about identifying and removing mercury from school classrooms, laboratories, and buildings.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/schools/facts.cfm

Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads
Abstract: A Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still safely meet water quality standards. This website includes a link to example TMDLs for mercury.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/tmdl/index.cf
m

Integrating Multi-media Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes Region
Abstract: The purpose of the collaborative project for "Integrating Multimedia Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes" is to facilitate the accessibility of environmental mercury data. The project will compile a wide variety of mercury data for the Great Lakes region and analyze these data to address key questions about environmental mercury contamination and the exposure and effects on fish and wildlife.
Source: Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)
URL: http://www.briloon.org/mercuryconnections/greatlakes/archive

Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database
Abstract: The IMERC Mercury-Added Products Database presents information submitted to the IMERC-member states on the amount and purpose of mercury in consumer products.
Source: Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/notification/

Laws and Regulations: Mercury
Abstract: Under certain Federal environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA has the responsibility to develop regulations to control some mercury emissions to air, water, or from wastes and products. In addition, states also develop regulations to address mercury emissions.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/regs.htm

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

Mercury in Fish
Abstract: Includes information about state advisories to warn people about elevated concentrations of mercury in non-commercial fish.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://fishadvisoryonline.epa.gov/General.aspx

Mercury Legacy Products
Abstract: This website provides information about the past and current uses of mercury-added legacy products, including photographs, types of situations in which the products were typically used, the location of mercury in the product, and information on their proper handling, removal, and disposal.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/projects/legacy/

Mercury Products Legislation
Abstract: IMERC-member states and others have enacted a variety of education and reduction laws focusing on products that contain mercury. This web page provides access to documents that summarize this legislation.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/modelleg.cfm

Mercury Reduction Programs
Abstract: The National Mercury Reduction Programs Database has search able information on mercury reduction programs taking place nationally
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/programs/

Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (Battery Act) Enforcement Policy and Guidance
Abstract: Includes links to important policy, guidance, and strategies used in the enforcement of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (Battery Act).
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hg/regs.htm#act

Significant New Use Rule for Elemental Mercury in Certain Motor Vehicle Switches
Abstract: EPA issued a final Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) on October 5, 2007 to require notification to EPA 90 days prior to U.S. manufacture, import, or processing of elemental mercury for use in convenience light switches, anti-lock brake system (ABS) switches, and active ride control system switches in certain motor vehicles.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/snur.htm

State Mercury-Added Product Ban Guidance
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers, and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with specific mercury-added product bans in the United States.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/banphaseout.c
fm

State Mercury-Added Product Collection Plan Information
Abstract: Manufacturers a mercury-added products sold or distributed in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island must establish a collection and recycling system when the product is ready to be discarded. This guidance document is designed to assist with compliance with these state laws.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/collectioninf
o.cfm

State Mercury-Added Product Notification & Labeling
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with Labeling and Notification requirements in applicable IMERC-member states.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/plnotificatio
n.cfm

State Mercury-Added Product Phase-out Laws
Abstract: This Guidance Document is designed to help manufacturers, importers and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with IMERC-member state requirements for the phase-out of certain mercury-added products (and how to apply for an exemption where allowed).
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/banphaseout.c
fm

State Programs
Abstract: Links to state solid and hazardous waste programs.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wyl/stateprograms.htm

Summary of the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act
Abstract: The Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress as the national legislation on community safety. This law is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra/

Summary of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Abstract: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the "cradle-to-grave." This includes the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-resource-conser
vation-and-recovery-act

Summary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect the quality of drinking water in the U.S. This law focuses on all waters actually or potentially designed for drinking use, whether from above ground or underground sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/

Toxic Release Inventory Program
Abstract: The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www2.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program

Universal Wastes
Abstract: EPA's universal waste regulations streamline hazardous waste management standards for federally designated "universal wastes," which include mercury-containing equipment and fluorescent lamps.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/wastetypes/universal/

What You Need To Know About Mercury
Abstract: Provides information for kids about mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oerrpage/superfund/kids/sup_fact/mercury1
.htm

Where You Live: Safe Mercury Management
Abstract: Provides links to information about regional and state mercury programs and legislation.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/whereyoulive.htm

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