Automobiles are one of the nation's largest sources of toxic mercury emissions, according to two studies — Toxics in Vehicles: Mercury, and Toxic by Design — released by leading environmental organizations. Despite practical alternatives and industry commitments to phase out its use, mercury continues to be widely used in new automobiles. Mercury is highly toxic to humans and wildlife and is released when automobiles are scrapped. Toxics in Vehicles: Mercury — a collaboration of the ...

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