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Dec 01, 2016
What to Do if a Mercury Thermometer Breaks

https://www.epa.gov/mercury/what-do-if-mercury-thermometer-breaks

This site discusses how to safely clean up a broken mercury-containing thermometer, and lists thermometer alternatives.

Source: EPA

Sep 01, 2011
Autism Not Caused by Vaccines, IOM Report Concludes

http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/Vaccines/28200

The 647-page report, by Institute of Medicine, reviews the evidence linking eight vaccines and a suite of possible adverse effects that have been the subject of compensation claims.

Source: Harvard Medical School

Jul 01, 2011
Cleaning Up a Broken Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb

http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html

When a fluorescent bulb breaks in your home, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapor. To minimize exposure to mercury vapor, EPA recommends that residents follow the cleanup and disposal steps described below.

Source: EPA

Jul 01, 2009
Occupational Health & Safety Online: Study Shows Need for Safer Packaging of Fluorescent Lamps

http://www.ohsonline.com/Articles/2009/04/20/Study-Shows-Need-for-Safer-Packaging-of-Fluorescent-Lamps.aspx

Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found most containers employed for storage and transportation of used fluorescent lamps to recycling centers do not provide necessary levels of protection against mercury vapors emitted from broken lamps.

Source: OH&S

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