Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement



CCME recognizes the importance of continuous improvement in mercury emission reductions because of the toxic, persistent and bioaccumulative nature of this pollutant in order to protect not only fish and wildlife, but also human health. CCME is committed to reducing mercury releases to the environment. CCME developed Canada-wide Standards (CWSs) for mercury emissions from base-metal smelters, waste incinerators, coal-fired power plants as well as mercury-containing lamps and dental amalgam waste.