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Trends in Mercury Use in Products: Summary of the IMERC Mercury-added Products Database

IMERC, funded by a grant from US EPA, prepared a Report that summarizes mercury use in products sold in the United States in 2001 and 2004 from information submitted by hundreds of manufacturers of switches and relays, dental amalgam, thermostats, lamps, thermometers and other measuring devices, batteries, and chemicals. The purpose of the Report is to identify trends in mercury use in these product categories and opportunities for further reductions and improvements in the collection and recycling of mercury waste from products.

Mercury-Added Products Fact Sheets

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.

Mercury Success Stories

NEWMOA and its sister organizations, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) collaborated on a series of reports that describe some of the results of mercury reduction programs in the northeast region that have targeted emissions controls, reduction and management of mercury-containing products, and wastewater discharges.

 

 

Last Modified 05/28/2013

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