- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
Under the Chemical Assessment and Management Program, the EPA evaluated the use of elemental mercury in certain products and the availability of effective, economical mercury-free alternatives. The assessment determined that the use of mercury in certain products poses a "high-priority, special concern." The agency said in a press release it plans to take prompt regulatory and voluntary action to encourage the use of mercury-free alternatives and reduce the use of mercury in products.
The agency also announced a searchable database that pulls together publicly available information from various sources to help identify consumer and commercial products that contain mercury and their possible non-mercury alternatives.
More information on the mercury assessment: http://www.epa.gov/chemrtk/hpvis/index.html
More information on the database: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/database.htm