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Global Mercury AssessmentUNEP's Global Mercury Assessments provide authoritative information on anthropogenic sources of mercury emissions to inform policymakers, researchers and the general public.


Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010
Part B: Mercury

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


Canadian Mercury Science AssessmentCanadian Mercury Science Assessment

Canada has compiled its first national picture on mercury research. The Assessment is the first comprehensive national description of mercury in the Canadian environment. The assessment is intended to inform decision-making by policy-makers and research managers and establish a baseline against which future changes in mercury levels in the environment can be attributed to changes in mercury emissions and climate


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.