Mercury Levels From Products Decreasing, Though Still At Dangerous Levels

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 19:21 in Earth & Climate

A recent study shows that mercury releases from products in the US declined dramatically between 1990 and 2005, but that they continue to be a significant source of environmental contamination. Mercury released from products contributes nearly one-third of total mercury emissions to the air in the US The findings offer a new view into the relative magnitudes of the different sources of mercury release.

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