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State Governments
International Resources
Non-Government Resources

Federal Departments and Agencies

The EPA is one of several agencies in the federal government that is involved with aspects of mercury. Below are links to pages from some other federal agencies which deal particularly with mercury in relation to the environment and associated health and ecological issues.

Agency For Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) fact sheet on mercury

Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) fact sheet

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Report on Human Exposure to Mercury (PDF) (3 pp., 42 KB, About PDF)

MedlinePlus (a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) mercury page

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fact sheet on Food Safety and Mercury

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards

Tox Town: National Library of Medicine's interactive guide to common toxic substances

US Geological Survey (USGS)
Mercury Research in the USGS
Mercury Statistics and Information

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidelines for Mercury Vapor

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State Governments

State governments and agencies also work on mercury related issues. For information about mercury in the state or community where you live, please visit the Where You Live - Your State and Region section of this Web site.

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International Resources

Mercury is found all over the world. To find out what the United States and other countries are doing about mercury, please visit the International Actions section of this Web site.

From Environment Canada:
Mercury and the Environment site

Mercury 2006: Eighth international conference on mercury as a global pollutant (8th ICMGP) (August 2006; in Madison, Wisconsin)
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Conference declaration on the state of mercury science

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Non-Government Resources

In addition to federal and state governmental agencies, there is a large number and wide variety of private sources for information about mercury. The following links are not an endorsement by the EPA, but rather a starting place for your research and questions about mercury in industry and professional organizations, university or other research facilities, and non-profit organizations. There are many other resources that are available about mercury that are not listed here that you will find by searching the Web:

Professional Organizations

Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association Mercury Reduction Program

Universities and Medical and Research Facilities

METAALICUS - Mercury Experiment To Assess Atmospheric Loading In Canada and the United States
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)
Mercury in Schools Project - University of Wisconsin Extension's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program Mercury Research Group

Non-Profit Organizations

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) - A consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers, funded in part through grants from EPA. These centers all provide pollution prevention information, networking opportunities, and other services to states, local governments, and technical assistance providers in the regions.

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