IMERC Alerts Shares critical information with manufacturers, distributors, and importers of mercury-added products and trade organizations that represent those companies on IMERC members' regulatory requirements concerning mercury-added products.
Presents information on mercury use in targeted categories of products based on data provided by manufacturers and distributors of mercury-added products.
Mercury-Added Products Found at Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities [PDF]
Describes mercury-containing devices likely to be found at drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Review of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Initiatives in the U.S. & Internationally [PDF]
Highlights lessons learned from compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) collection and recycling programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Trends in Mercury Use in Products
Presents a summary of mercury use in products sold in the US in 2001 and 2004 to identify trends and opportunities for improvements in the collection and recycling of mercury waste.
Review & Assessment of Thermostat Recycling Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Provides an assessment of mercury-added thermostat collection and recycling programs.
Reducing Mercury in the Northeast United States[PDF]
Covers the regional initiative in the Northeast to reduce mercury in the environment. This article appeared in the May 2008 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). To obtain copies and reprints, contact A&WMA at (412) 232-3444, www.awma.org.
Mercury Success Stories
Describes the results of mercury reduction programs in the Northeast that have targeted emissions, mercury-containing products, and wastewater discharges.
New Jersey DEP Dental Amalgam Posters
Presents information for dentists in NJ on best management practices for dental amalgam waste and for dental patients on their choices of restorative materials.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Guidance for Private & Parochial Schools in Massachusetts" [PDF]
Presents information for private schools on how to begin a mercury school cleanout.
"Mercury Use in School Classrooms: Summary and Assessment of Non-Mercury Alternatives" [PDF]
Examines the feasibility of the available non-mercury alternatives for mercury and mercury-added products that are commonly used in K-12 classrooms.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools" [PDF]
Provides a PowerPoint presentation for educating school, education, and other officials in New York State about eliminating mercury hazards.
New York Dental Amalgam Poster [PDF]
Describes best management practices for the handling of dental amalgam wastes in NY.
"Vendors & Prices for Non-Mercury Equipment" [PDF]
Lists alternative equipment that is available to replace the mercury equipment commonly found in schools.
Lamp Recycling Flyers
Don't trash fluorescent lamps! Recycle them. [PDF]
How to Recycle Mercury Lamps in 8 Easy Steps [PDF]
Provides basic guidance on how to recycle mercury lamps.
Mercury Pollution in the Northeast - A Guide for Policymakers
Provides a guide for policy makers on reducing mercury pollution.
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Analysis of Waste Dental Amalgam [PDF]
Reviews the available TCLP analyses of dental amalgam waste.
One Gram of Mercury Can Contaminate a Twenty Acre Lake [PDF]
Clarifies this commonly cited statistic.
Survey of Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) Wholesalers [PDF]
Presents the results of a survey of the TRC wholesalers in the Northeast.
Summary of Research on Mercury Emissions from Municipal Landfills [PDF]
Reviews the available literature on mercury releases from landfills.
Indoor Air Mercury [PDF]
Describes why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury.
Review of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Presents the results of a phone survey of the electrical wholesale firms in the Northeast that participate in the TRC program to collect used mercury-containing thermostats.
Instructions for Cleaning Up "Small" Mercury Spills in Households [PDF]
Provides basic instructions for how to clean-up small liquid mercury spills.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it's a problem. Where it is. What to do"
Provides a series of fact sheets for specific school staff members (e.g., facilities manager, science chairperson, medical personnel) on the items that may contain mercury typically found in areas of the facility. The accompanying folder contains pertinent information for the school administrator.
"Identification of Mercury Devices in Schools" [PDF]
Identifies mercury materials commonly found in schools to assist school staff and technical assistance providers. Tables are available for science rooms, medical offices, and school facilities. Non-mercury alternatives are also identified.
"Case Study on Mercury Elimination from Bay Path Vocational Technical High School, Charlton, Massachusetts" [PDF]
Describes Bay Path efforts to identify and eliminate elemental mercury and products containing mercury from their facilities; their school committee passed a "mercury-free" resolution.
"Eight Good Ideas for Reducing Mercury Exposure & Pollution in Your Community" [PDF]
Presents ideas for reducing mercury in communities.
"Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchanges"
Presents ideas for conducting and publicizing a thermometer exchange, including a sample public service announcement, press release, and poster.
Reported Mercury Spills in the Northeast States [PDF]
Presents an analysis of 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.
Federal Facilities Mercury Case Studies
Provides links to case studies that represent the culmination of a cooperative effort of the US EPA Region 1, NEWMOA, MassDEP, and four facilities to develop a methodology to assist federal facilities with identifying and reducing uses of mercury.
Northeast States & Eastern Canadian Provinces Mercury Study, A Framework for Action
Presents the results of an analysis of mercury emissions and deposition. To obtain a copy, contact the NEWMOA office.