Other Mercury Links and Resources

Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR)
This organization shows you how to set up a recycling program for spent fluorescent and mercury lighting. It also includes helpful information on policies, state programs, regulations, guidance and a list of recycling companies.

Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasts
Environmental Building News has information on the disposal of fluorescent lamps and ballasts.

Health Care Without Harm, Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Offers a resource booklet online, "How to Plan & Hold a Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchange"

Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web site has an online slide show called "Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems" including the USEPA Fish Consumption Advisory Database, health affects, and additional links.

Mercury Free NIH Campaign

Mercury in Schools National Curriculum
The University of Wisconsin Extension┬╣s Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center has produced the Mercury in Schools and Homes section to explain the importance of mercury as a school and community issue and to help you to identify where it is most likely to be found.

Mercury Reduction in Sustainable Hospitals
University of Massachusetts Lowell's site has a section on sustainable hospitals that discusses mercury reduction. It includes case studies, alternative products, how to establish a mercury prevention program, and best management practices for mercury-containing products in the hospital.

Mercury Search (activity for kids)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has a "Mercury Search" activity for kids where kids search a picture for mercury-containing products.

Mercury/Methyl Mercury and 7-Year-Olds' Neurological Development Shows Delays From Methylmercury in Mothers' Diets During Pregnancy
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Web site has good scientific information including "Mercury/ Methyl Mercury" and "7-Year-Olds' Neurological Development Shows Delays From Methylmercury in Mothers' Diets During Pregnancy."

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Developing a Comprehensive Mercury Reduction Strategy

National Alert-A Warning About Continuing Patterns of Metallic Mercury Exposure
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Web site contains "National Alert-A Warning About Continuing Patterns of Metallic Mercury Exposure", including incidents involving schoolchildren, incidents involving religious practices, what it is, how it's used and why it's a health risk.

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

Quicksilver Strikes Again - polluting our environment with Mercury!
Volume 1, Issue 2 Fall, 2000 - Newsletter called the The Changing Earth Times, an environmental studies news bulletin for middle and high school students from . This issue examines elemental mercury and organic mercury (methylmercury) in the United S
tates and Canada. The issue of the bulletin was developed for the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP), a governmental group working to decrease mercury contamination. It was created by Maine DEP, AmeriCorps Environmental Educator JoAnna Greenwood.

The Hg Cycle and Additional Information
The State of Michigan's site has a diagram of "The Hg Cycle" plus in the "additional information" section there's a listing of consumer products known to contain mercury and alternatives to those products.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Fish Consumption Advisory Database
Includes information on what you need to know about mercury in fish and shellfish (FDA and EPA advice on mercury in Fish and Shellfish), background and other information.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Mercury Web Site

University of Michigan's Mercury Reduction Information

If contact with mercury occurs, call your State, or National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222!