Fact Sheets and FAQs
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
Heavy metals and your health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention
This handout will help you understand what is known about testing for and treating chronic heavy metal toxicity, so that you, along with your health care providers, can make the best and safest decisions about your health.
Source: Oregon Public Health
Mercury in your environment
This EPA site provides tips and procedures related to mercury in common products, and includes proper waste.
FactSheet: Common Products Containing Mercury
Mercury can be found in a variety of household products such as fever thermometers, fluorescent light tubes, thermostats and irons.
This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury.