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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Options for Dental Mercury Reduction Programs: Information for State/Provincial and Local Governments

Title:
Options for Dental Mercury Reduction Programs: Information for State/Provincial and Local Governments

Abstract:
Prepared by Nicole Diroff and Any Thomas of Battelle for the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office and the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Mercury Workgroup, this revised report is meant to facilitate a dialogue about options that state and local governments have for addressing mercury releases from dental offices. It is based in large part, though not entirely, on a meeting that the Mercury Workgroup hosted on December 2, 2002, in Chicago, IL to discuss the issue of dental mercury and ways of reducing the environmental impact of dental amalgam. The report includes information on best management practices, amalgam removal systems, residual mercury in lines, action of line cleaners, disposal of dental mercury waste, case studies and information on establishing a mercury reduction program. (PDF Format; Length: 68 pages)

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/mercury/dentaloptions3.pdf

Source:
Battelle for Binational Toxics Strategy/GLNPO

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
December 16, 2003; Revised August 4, 2004

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