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RE: How is mercury added to these products?



"More recently vermilion has been employed in inks..."

Reference :

Dunn, M.J. (1973) Mercuric Sulfide (Vermilion). In: Patton, T.C., Editor.
Pigment Handbook - Volume I : Properties and Economics. pp. 417-418. John
Wiley & Sons, New York, NY

Denis Begin, MSc
Research Assistant
Universite de Montreal
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
PO Box 6128, Main Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Canada
Tel : 514-343-2170
Fax : 514-343-2200
denis.begin@umontreal.ca
http://www.mdtrav.umontreal.ca

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
> [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]De la part de
> Salman.Dave@epamail.epa.gov
> Envoye : 20 septembre, 2002 07:19
> A : Gaithermj@aol.com; p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Objet : Re: How is mercury added to these products?
>
>
>
> Is/was mercury used in printing inks?
>
> I looked in several printing reference books including The Printing Ink
> Manual.  The only mention of mercury I could find was mercury vapor
> lamps.  I also looked at a list of hazardous air pollutants in which the
> HAP used/emitted by printers were highlighted.  Mercury compounds were
> not highlighted on this list.
>
> I will post this question on the PRINTECH list server.
>
> Dave Salman
> Coatings and Consumer Products Group
> US EPA OAQPS
> Mail Code C539-03
> RTP NC 27711
> tel (919) 541-0859
> fax (919) 541-5689
> e-mail salman.dave@epa.gov



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