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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

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

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

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

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/

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

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/

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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/

 


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