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About this Digest on Mercury

  1. Source for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Source for this Digest

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from
"Executive Summary of the Global Mercury Assessment ", a leading scientific report produced in 2002 by a large international panel of scientists of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Levels 1 & 2 were written by John Pickup in collaboration with the GreenFacts editorial team.

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by John Pickup on January 2004 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest was produced on April 2004 by John Pickup after review by the GreenFacts Editorial Team. It was published on-line as draft on 20 April 2004.

Preliminary and Peer review

The final draft of this Digest was produced in October 2004 by John Pickup in collaboration with the GreenFacts Editorial Team after pre-review by experts from enviromental and industrial organizations (see our  pre review form) and peer review by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form). Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in October 2004.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board beginning on November 2004.

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Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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