|Document ID (ISN)||64583|
|Convention or series no.
OECD Environment Monograph Series No.103
||Risk reduction monograph No.4: Mercury - Background and national experience with reducing risk
||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Environment Directorate, Environmental Health and Safety Division, 2 rue AndrÚ-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France, 1994. 159p. Illus. 138 ref. Gratis.
||World production of mercury has been falling for 20 years, falling below 4000 tonnes in 1991. It is used in the electrolysis of salt to chlorine and sodium hydroxide, in batteries and other electrical equipment, in paints, in tooth fillings and in thermometers and other laboratory equipment. It may be released in industrial activities and in waste disposal, as well as in natural processes. Mercury and many of its compounds attack the central nervous system and the kidney. All OECD member countries regulate it, and some have banned most uses. Summary in French.
||OECD; mercury; health hazards; pollution control; limitation of exposure
||literature survey; substitution; uses; environmental pollution; neighbourhood protection
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||OECD|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Mercury and compounds