Fact Sheets and FAQs

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Feb 01, 2013
Heavy metals and your health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/MedicalProvidersLaboratories/Documents/HeavyMetals.pdf

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

Jun 01, 2009
Mercury in your environment

http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#flourescent

This EPA site provides tips and procedures related to mercury in common products, and includes proper waste.

Source: EPA

Dec 01, 2005
Fact Sheet - Cleaning up Mercury Spills

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/mercurycleanup.htm

Mercury is found in a number of common household products. When liquid (elemental) mercury is spilled, it forms droplets that can accumulate in cracks and other small places. T

Source: DEQ

Oct 01, 2004
FactSheet: Common Products Containing Mercury

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/factsheets/sw/CommonProductsContainingMercury.pdf

Mercury can be found in a variety of household products such as fever thermometers, fluorescent light tubes, thermostats and irons.

Source: DEQ

Nov 01, 2002
Mercury ToxFAQ

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=113&tid=24

This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury.

Source: ATSDR

Nov 01, 2002
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Mercury

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0384.html

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Mercury

Source: NIOSH