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Mercury-Schools: Reasons for Change
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
Key Contacts
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

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Mercury in Schools and the Community: A National Issue
This participatory curriculum, adapted from Wisconsin?s ?Mercury in Your Community and the Environme...

Mercury Use: Educational Institutions
Part of the Wisconsin Mercury Sourcebook. Covers mercury use and pollution prevention in schools.

Strategies for Preventing Elemental Mercury Exposure in Homes and Schools
The purpose of this report is to identify and analyze strategies for reducing human exposure to elem...

ToxFAQs for Mercury
Fact sheet on mercury detailing environmental and health risks. Includes federal recommendations and...


Mercury spills at school or home can pose severe health and environmental dangers. When a spill occurs, the health of students and the surrounding community can be at risk. Even small spills must be cleaned up specially trained individuals. The school may be closed several days during cleanup and the cost of cleaning up a spill can run into the thousands. Liability issues may also arise and a lawsuit may even be filed.

Broken thermometers in science class, a student mishandling elemental mercury, or improperly functioning medical equipment can result in serious health and environment problems. Mercury spills inside the home can also be serious if the spill is not properly managed.


 

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