Frequent Questions

What is the EPA doing to reduce exposures to mercury?

Limiting the amount of mercury:

  • Emitted into the air from specific sources
  • Discharged into water from specific sources
  • In your drinking water
  • Disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments

And also:

  • Understanding what levels of mercury pollution might affect human health
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Cleaning up sites contaminated with mercury
  • Providing consumers, states and tribes with guidance to reduce exposures
  • Developing and demonstrating technologies to prevent mercury emissions into the air
  • Participating in international projects
  • Engaging in partnerships and consumer outreach to promote voluntary reductions in mercury use and releases

For details, please see:
What EPA is Doing to Reduce Mercury Pollution, and Exposures to Mercury

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