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This Summary Report and the relative Technical Background Report have been coordinated by UNEP and prepared in co-operation with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership areas on mercury control from coal combustion, reducing mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), and mercury air transport and fate (F&T) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Convention groups; industry and non-governmental organizations. The evaluation of information of mercury released into the aquatic environment benefits from contributions from the Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)

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Pirrone, N., Keating, T. (2010) Part B: Mercury. A Report of the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP)of the UNECE-LRTAP. United Nations Publications, ISSN 1014-4625- ISBN 978-92-1-117044-3, pp.1-192.

A Report prepared by the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution acting within the framework of the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Download the Report here


Pirrone, N. and Mason, R. (2009). Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere: Emissions, Measurements and Models (Pirrone, N., and Mason, R., Eds.) Springer, New York: ISBN: 978-0-387-93957-5, pp.1- 637.

This book published in 2009 thanks to the cooperation with over than 70 scientists highlights major issues related to the interactions of mercury with terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and evaluates the relative contribution of anthropogenic and natural sources to the global atmospheric mercury budget.


Pirrone, N. and Mahaffey, K. (2005). Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales. Atmospheric Processes and Human Exposure around the world. Springer Publishers, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 0-387-24494-8, pp. 1-744.

This book provides a detailed overview of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems.