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Table 3 Annual emissions of mercury by selected source category [11] (Mg/year)

From: Mercury in the terrestrial environment: a review

Source category 2000 2015 2000–2015
growth (%/year)
2010–2015
growth (%/year)
Gold ASMG 583.7 775.1 32.8 1.3
Coal combustion 359.9 558.3 55.1 0.7
Cement production 74.3 206.3 177.7 6.3
Waste burning 201.9 165.6 − 18.0 2.1
Municipal waste 202.6 140.6 − 30.6 2.5
Gold, large-scale 82.7 112.1 35.6 5.2
Zinc smelting 81.7 103.6 26.8 1.4
Copper smelting 53.7 70.0 30.4 3.2
Dental 49.4 16.1 − 67.4 − 5.6
Electrical equipment 118.7 62.0 − 94.8 − 5.2
Global total 1964.1 2389.8 21.7 1.8
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