Guideline of Products with Added Mercury

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Guideline of Products with Added Mercury

Publication Number

APEC#220-OF-03.1

Published Date

June 2020

Type of Publication

Manuals

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group(OFWG)

Accessed

163

Pages

32

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Description

This publication describes everyday products that contain added mercury and that contribute to mercury releases into the environment and the ocean. The major product groups in which mercury is added intentionally are thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, some battery types, some traditional types of electrical switches, some skin lightening creams, traditional manometers and pressure gauges. In addition, the guideline presents the requirements established in Article 4 of the Minamata Convention on the gradual elimination of the manufacture, import, use and global trade of certain products with added mercury.