Hazardous Materials Awareness Week - February 10-16, 2013
Mercury Awareness and Education
Mercury (chemical symbol Hg) is also referred to as "elemental mercury", "quicksilver" and "liquid silver". The most common routes of exposure are absorption through the skin or inhalation as a vapor.
term exposure harmful effects may include skin irritation upon contact and
pneumonitis from inhalation of Mercury vapors, affecting the central nervous
system and kidneys. Long term effects include irritability,
emotional instability, tremors, mental and memory disturbances, speech
disorders, as well as inflammation and discoloration of the gums. May
cause toxic effects upon human reproduction.
Common Household Items Containing Mercury
County Recycling Programs for Mercury-Containing Items
Previous HazMat Awareness Week Themes
Please contact SoFlaLEPC Coordinator Manny Cela for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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