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Main Title Task Force on Ritualistic Uses of Mercury report
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,
Year Published 2002
Report Number OSWER 9285.4-07 ; EPA/540-R-01-005
Stock Number PB2003-104923
OCLC Number 55881155
Subjects Mercury ; Rites and ceremonies--United States ; Voodooism--Rituals
Additional Subjects Mercury ; Rituals ; Practices ; Exposure ; Health effects ; Government agencies ; Investigation ; Outreach ; Task force activities ; Policy options ; Recommendations ; Spiritual practices ; Folk traditions ; Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-R-01-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/12/2019
NTIS  PB2003-104923 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvii,94 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR) convened the Task Force on Ritualistic Uses of Mercury in January 1999 to recommend an appropriate course of action regarding the use of elemental mercury as part of certain spiritual practices and folk traditions. In forming the multi-agency task force, EPA hoped to gain a better understanding of these practices and traditions and their potential public health and environmental impacts. This report summarizes the Task Force activities, provides an overview of what is known about cultural and spiritual mercury use, and makes recommendations for further investigation, outreach, and action.
"December 2002." "EPA/540-R-01-005."