Mercury Outreach and Education: A Literature Review of Best Practices

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PublishedMarch 18, 2009

The purpose of this report is to inform Pollution Probe’s development of educational materials in order to increase public awareness of mercury-containing products, health risks, and actions to reduce consumption and increase diversion. This report, and Pollution Probe’s subsequent educational and communication materials, will focus on three main topics: the health and environmental impacts of mercury, including fish consumption guidelines; mercury containing products, including mercury-free alternatives; and the proper disposal of mercury-containing products, including current options, recommendations for improvements, and what citizens can do to change the current situation.