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Mercury Task Force
On January 3, 2002, the NJ Mercury Task Force released Volume 1 (Executive Summary & Recommendations) of its report at an event held at the NJ EcoComplex in Burlington County. To view the Press Release from the event, click here. Volumes 2 (Exposure and Impacts) & 3 (Sources of Mercury to New Jersey’s Environment) of the report have been released. A summary of the overall goals and key recommendations from Volume 1 is also available.

Volume I: Executive Summary and Recommendations

Volume II: Exposure and Impacts

Chapter 1 - Forms of Mercury in the Environment

Chapter 2 - Occurrence of Mercury in Environmental Media

Chapter 3 - Atmospheric Transport & Mercury Deposition

Chapter 4 - Exposure to Mercury

Chapter 5- Human Health Effects & Toxicology

Chapter 6- Ecological Effects of Mercury

Chapter 7-Occurence & Impact of Mercury in NJ's Environmental Media

Chapter 8 - Impact of Mercury on NJ's Ecosystems

Chapter 9 - Impacts of Mercury on Public Health

Chapter 10- Indicators of the Input, Accumulation & Impacts of Mercury

Chapter 11- Impacts of Mercury on Tourism & Recreation - References

Volume III: Sources of Mercury to New Jersey's Environment

Chapter 1- Overview of Sources of Mercury

Chapter 2 - Reduction Recommendations

Chapter 3 - Specific Source Descriptions

The Task Force was directed to complete the following tasks:

1. Review the current science on: a) impacts of mercury pollution on public health and ecosystems; and b) mercury deposition, transport, and exposure pathways

2. Inventory and assess current sources of mercury pollution to the extent feasible, including both in-state and regional sources of mercury pollution

3. Utilizing available information, quantify mercury pollution’s impact on New Jersey’s ecosystems, public health, and tourism and recreation industries

4. Review New Jersey’s existing mercury pollution policies

5. Develop a mercury pollution reduction plan for the State of New Jersey.

Additional Mercury Reports
Is Your Life Mercury Free? - Brochure

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Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director
Mailing Address:
Mail code 428-01, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 0862

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340

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