Mercury Policy Project

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Don’t Mess with Mercury Video Targets Kids

October 6th, 2009

The U.S. EPA and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have launched a new campaign to warn children about the dangers of playing with elemental mercury.  To reach its intended audience, the video “Don’t Mess with Mercury” is being announced on Twitter and posted to You Tube.  Spilt elemental mercury can break into microscopic beads that are invisible to the eye but continue to release odorless toxic vapors.  Attempts to vacuum or sweep a mercury spill can create approximately 10 times more hazardous mercury vapors than cleaning it properly.

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