Mercury Resource Links

US DHHS: Enviro-Health Links - Mercury and Human Health This is a comprehensive site that provides information about mercury in the environment and human exposure to mercury.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Mercury This mercury site provides a broad range of information: actions by EPA and others, including international actions; effects on people and the environment; and how to protect you and your family.

ToxFAQs for Mercury The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, produces ToxFaQs. This is a link to a fact sheet in response to the most frequently asked health questions about mercury.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) In 2011, The EPA announced standards to limit mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollution from power plants.

Biodiversity Research Institute: Center for Mercury Studies BRI continues to play a lead scientific role in understanding the exposure and effects of mercury on wildlife in New England, North America, and around the world.

WebElements Periodic Table: Mercury This site includes extensive information on the chemical properties of mercury.

The Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research and Outreach This site aims to improve our understanding of how mercury cycles in our environment, and of the health effects of methylmercury from fish consumption.

Mercury Policy Project The Tides Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those affecting social change, formed the Mercury Policy Project (MPP). The MPP works to promote policies to eliminate mercury uses, reduce the export and trafficking of mercury, and significantly reduce mercury exposures at the local, national, and international levels.

National Institutes of Health: Mercury-Free Campaign The Campaign for a Mercury Free NIH seeks to eliminate all unnecessary uses of mercury in the NIH facilities; encourage use of safer alternatives in biomedical research; increase general awareness of mercury hazards; and prevent mercury spills and pollution.

Lake Champlain Basin Program The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is a federal, state, provincial, and local initiative to restore and protect Lake Champlain and its surrounding watershed for future generations. Many efforts are being made in the Lake Champlain Basin to prevent mercury from contaminating our lakes and rivers and to protect human health.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5: Reducing Mercury in the Great Lakes This page links to information on mercury reduction on topics and in sectors that have been of interest to the (currently inactive) Binational Toxics Strategy mercury workgroup.

Mercury in Schools In 1999, with funding from EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office, the University of Wisconsin Extension's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) developed a mercury in schools project. Key project activities included: creating and maintaining a basin-wide clearinghouse for information relating to reducing mercury usage, increasing mercury recycling and improving mercury management in schools, and educating students and teachers about eliminating mercury; and conducting workshops for educators and agency staff based on a new mercury curriculum package.