Risk management strategy for products containing mercury: figures


Figure 1: 2003 Mercury Uses in Products

Figure 1 is a bar chart showing a breakdown of 2003 mercury use in products in Canada as follows:

  • 5352 kg Dental amalgam
  • 1337 kg Lamps
  • 772 kg Switches/Relays
  • 655 kg Batteries
  • 371 kg Thermostats
  • 231 kg Measuring Devices
  • 149 kg Tire Balancing Products
  • 121 kg Thermometers
  • 74 kg Fungicides
  • 25 kg Other

Figure 2: 2003 Canadian Mercury Emissions

Figure 2 is a pie chart showing a breakdown of 2003 Canadian mercury emission by sector as follows:

  • 35% Electric Power Generation
  • 14% Miscellaneous Sources
  • 19% Non-Ferrous Mining and Smelting
  • 18% Incineration and Landfill
  • 6% Iron and Steel
  • 6% Cement and Concrete
  • 2% Crematoria

  • Total = 7 Tonnes
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