Mercury pollution prevention outreach and education

Emily Ray Moore, Edward B. Swain

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Mercury has been used for many years in a wide variety of products that end up in the municipal solid waste stream. Programs to prevent mercury pollution are essential to successful integrated waste management systems. These programs, in turn, rely heavily on education of businesses, waste management professionals, and the general public about why mercury is a problem and how they can prevent mercury pollution. This presentation will illustrate several approaches to outreach and education about mercury pollution prevention. The materials are designed for many different types of audiences, including healthcare professionals; electrical, heating, and building contractors; office building maintenance personnel; and waste management services providers. The materials also address the concerns of the general public, since so many mercury-containing products are in homes and offices. The materials make people aware of the need to manage mercury-containing products responsibly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 18 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association
CitySan Diego, CA, USA


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