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Mercury Spills

Contact the Public Health Toxicology Section

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Mercury Spills Fact Sheet
How to prevent and avoid exposure from mercury spills.

Cleaning up Mercury Spills in Your House

Florida Household Hazardous Waste Collectors
Searchable page to find local hazardous (mercury) waste collectors

Mercury Use in Measuring Devices
Searchable database listing mercury in devices

Mercury Alternatives from the state of Illinois EPA

"Mercury and Our Health" NLMNIH You Tube Channel
Short video aimed at middle school students (explains both inorganic and organic mercury)

"Mercury and Our Health"  Environmental Health Student Portal 
Links to information on mercury and other common contaminants

Mercury spill in a daycare (an educational health notice)