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Title: Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it’s a Problem, Where it is, What to do

URL: http://www.newmoa.org/Newmoa/htdocs/prevention/mercury/schools/facts.cfm

Abstract: This guide was prepared to assist Massachusetts schools in identifying and removing mercury materials from their classrooms, laboratories and buildings. It was designed as a one-pocket folder with general mercury information printed on the folder and six fact sheets in the pocket, all of which are available at this website in PDF format. The material has been reformatted to enable printing on 8.5" x 11" paper, though some of the design has been sacrificed to do this. Includes: an introduction written for the superintendent, business manager or other school personnel who are interested in general information about mercury; "Mercury in Science Laboratories and Classrooms" written for the science teacher; "Mercury in School Buildings and Maintenance Areas" written for the facilities manager; "Mercury in the Medical Office" written for the school nurse; "Mercury in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Laboratories in Vocational-Technical Schools" written for the HVAC teacher; "Establishing Hazardous and Universal Waste Collection Areas" written for the science chairperson or facilities manager; and "Sample Resolution for Mercury-Free Purchasing" written for the purchasing officer.

Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

Date of Publication: March 2004

Resource Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet

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