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EPA Strategy to Address Mercury‐Containing Products (2014)

Despite reductions in the amount of mercury used in the United States, mercury from ongoing uses will eventually be released and create potential exposure and risk for human health and the environment. Building on demonstrated success for more than three decades of reducing mercury use in traditional product and process categories, the goal of EPA's strategy is to further reduce mercury use in products and certain processes in order to prevent future releases to the environment. To better understand continuing uses of mercury in such products and processes, EPA will collect and assess information pertaining to mercury‐containing products and, as appropriate, processes that use mercury as a catalyst. The strategy will also assist the United States in its sustained implementation of its obligations under the Minamata Convention. 

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