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What to Do if a Mercury Thermometer Breaks
This site discusses how to safely clean up a broken mercury-containing thermometer, and lists thermometer alternatives.
Autism Not Caused by Vaccines, IOM Report Concludes
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
Cleaning Up a Broken Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb
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.
Occupational Health & Safety Online: Study Shows Need for Safer Packaging of Fluorescent Lamps
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.
Mercury in your environment
This EPA site provides tips and procedures related to mercury in common products, and includes proper waste.