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RE: What are common sources of Mercury?



Here are a few good sources on Mercury:
 
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts46.html
    http://www.epa.gov/mercury/
    http://www.crossroads.nsc.org/ChemicalTemplate.cfm?id=117&chempath=chemicals
 
Each of these contains listings of sources of mercury in homes and industry. In school laboratories, be sure to consider preservatives (e.g. thimerosal) that are found in many chemicals.
 

L.B. Sandy Rock, M.D., M.P.H.
Technical Lead
NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center
513 First Ave. W
Seattle, WA  98119
(206) 352-2050
srock@pprc.org
www.pprc.org

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Folks:
 
A teacher inquired about possible sources of Mercury in schools and households. The ones I am familiar with are laboratories and thermometers, but there must be some other sources out there. Does anyone know of other sources of mercury in both households and schools?
 
 
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