||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 1. executive summary.
Keating, M. H. ;
Mahaffey, K. R. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury--Toxicology--United States. ;
Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States.
Air pollution sources ;
Environmental effects ;
Health effects ;
Mercury compounds ;
Ecological concentration ;
Risk assessment ;
Food chains ;
Air pollution effects ;
Public health ;
Anthropogenic sources ;
Air pollution control ;
Clean Air Acts ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||110 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume summarizes findings of the draft Mercury Study Report to Congress required of U.S. EPA under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The summary volume provides an overview of the Report's findings on properties and industrial uses of mercury; analysis of atmospheric releases, process, fate and transport of mercury; and analysis of potential exposure pathways of wildlife and humans. The summary volume focuses on potential adverse health effects of methylmercury exposure to humans and wildlife from consumption of fish and shellfish. Management alternatives including the following possible control strategies were reviewed: pollution prevention measures, product substitution and process modification; materials separation; and flue gas treatment technologies. Costs of various control measures and research needs were presented. The volume of the draft Report also includes scientific peer-review comments as a supplement.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "June 1996." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-003"--Cover, v. 1. Microfiche.