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Re: How is mercury added to these products?



Title: Re: How is mercury added to these products?
Hg historically has been added to materials as a fungicide or antimicrobial, however, non-Hg antimicrobial additives are now starting to be used in paint and other building surfaces, for example instead of Hg.  (Potential future bacterial resistance issues?)  . . .

See also:

San Francisco Medicine Journal Of The San Francisco Medical Society, Mercury in Healthcare Facilities: Where It Is and How To Get Rid Of It, p19-21,Volume 74, Number3, 3/2001
http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm301e.htm

The article includes a list of products which include mercury.

Hope this helps.

And can you email back to the list what you find, either as an email, PDF or website address?  Thanks, Stephanie
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On 9/19/02 5:52 PM, "Gaithermj@aol.com" <Gaithermj@aol.com> wrote:

> hello all.
>
> i am compiling a rather exhaustive list of products and processes that
> involve or contain mercury.  there are a few products that are listed in
> various references, but i can't find how/why the mercury is added or becomes
> a contaminant.  
>
> NO LENGTHY DETAILS necessary, but any input on the following items would be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> - bronzing
> - printing ink
> - vinyl chloride resin
> - composites (i assume from the resins)
> - paper coating (aside from mildewicide on wallboard)
> - textile printing
> - primary copper smelting and copper foil production
> - adhesives/sealants
> - glass
> - finger print powder
> - ion engines
> - slip ring in packaging production equipment
>
> Thanks so much.  
>
> Michelle Gaither
> Tech Lead, PPRC
> www.pprc.org
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