Use, disposal and environmental releases of mercury

Year 2018
Pages 50
Number UZ-1832-E
Editor Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Serie State of the Environment

An overview of the situation in Switzerland

Because of its problematic properties for the environment and human health, the use of mercury should be avoided where possible and mercury releases into the environment should be kept to a minimum. The first part of this report presents an overview of the use, waste volume and disposal of mercury in Switzerland. The second part summarises current knowledge on environmental releases and mercury pollution in individual environmental compartments, assesses the pollution and exposure levels and highlights existing knowledge gaps. Finally, the report describes the main sources of mercury exposure in the Swiss population.


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