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National Mercury Assessment – An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Norwegian Mercury Regulations and Policies

Braaten, Hans Fredrik Veiteberg; Pfaffhuber, Katrine Aspmo; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; Bank, Michael; Travnikov, Oleg; Enge, Caroline; Gundersen, Cathrine Brecke; Eckhardt, Sabine; Tørseth, Kjetil; Vejrup, Kristine; Brantsæter, Anne Lise

Publication details

Series: Norwegian Environment Agency. Report M-2281|2022

Publisher: Norwegian Environment Agency

Year: 2022

Fulltekst: www.miljodirektoratet.no/publikasjoner/2022/september/national-mercury-assessment--an-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-norwegian-mercury-regulations-and-policies/

The National Mercury (Hg) Assessment in Norway evaluates the connections among: (a) national, regional and global Hg policies and regulations, (b) emissions, releases, uses and exposure pathways of Hg, and (c) concentrations of Hg in the environment, biota, and humans, measured during 2000-2020. Our findings suggest that the key changes of Hg in humans and the environment are highly dependent on the quality of the datasets, yet connections both to national and regional sources, as well as climate related drivers could be made for some data sets.