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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 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 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_index.cfm

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

 


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