・ flame retardants in the sheaths of electric cables

・ Textiles, rubber and adhesives

・ Plastics: auto bumpers, recyclable bottles, geotextiles

・ Metals: welds, sheets, pipes

・ Pigments of glass, ceramic, porcelain, Paintings

・ Lubricants: discs and brake pads

・ Photovoltaic cells, plasma screens


・ Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

・ Ammonium chloride

o Plywood glues

o Textile dyes


・ Electric cables and WEEE equipment

・ Household appliances (cooking utensils)

・ Plumbing hoses, Roofs and gutters, keys and locks and decoration elements


・ Production of steel, glass, enamel, aluminum, alkyls and chlorofluorocarbons

・ Toothpaste, Cleaners

・ Soluble in water and organic solvents such as benzene


・ Bulbs: energy saving, tungsten filaments and fluorescent tubes

・ Button cells (watches, car keys, calculators, toys, gadgets …) and accumulators

・ Measuring and control devices for individuals, industries and medical establishments: thermometers, barometers and manometers, hydrometers, flow meters, level meters and some thermostats

・ Presence in some WEE, battery chargers, toggle switches, Photocopier

・ Mercury is also used for the production of PVC, polyurethane foams and chlorinated alkalis.

・ Mercury is a natural product of coal burning, slags contain mercury in a small amount.


・ Gypsum (raw material for the manufacture of plaster)

・ Building and demolition materials

Soluble fraction

It is very difficult to evaluate what is in the soluble fraction. It is mainly mineral salts

- Cations: Na, K, Mg, Ca, Si

- Anions: CO3, HCO3, Cl, SO4