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Mercury: Assessment Checklist for Schools

This checklist is designed to assist in identifying and locating mercury-containing products and equipment in schools. These products are typically found in the following areas: Science Labs, Facilities, Medical Offices, Home Economics and Art Classrooms.

Please indicate from the following list, all mercury-containing items that you use and/or have in storage.

Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology Rooms
Item  No   Yes   Use?  How Many/
How Much?
Location?
Elemental Mercury          
Mercury Thermometers          
Mercury Barometers          
Mercury Vacuum Gauges          
Hg Spectral Tubes          
Mercury Molecular Motion Device          
Mercury Sling Psychrometer          
Mercury Compounds          
   Mercury oxide          
   Mercury (II) chloride          
   Mercury (II) sulfate          
   Mercury nitrate          
   Mercury iodine          
Zenker's Solution          
Other Mercury Materials          


Facilities
Item  No   Yes   Use?  How Many/
How Much?
Location?
Fluorescent Lamps          
Mercury Thermostats          
Mercruy Vapor Lamps,
Metal Halide Lamps,
High-Pressure Vapor Sodium Lamps
         
Mercury Gauges          
"Silent" Light Switches          
Mercury Float Control Switches (e.g. on Sump Pumps)          
Flow Meters with Mercury Switches          
Other equipment with mercury switches (e.g. flame sensors, fire alarms, safety valves)          
Older fungicides and pesticides (prior to 1991)          


Medical
Item  No   Yes   Use?  How Many/
How Much?
Location?
Mercury Fever Thermometers          
Sphygmomanometers (Blood Pressure Devices) - with silver liquid          


Home Economics & Art
Item  No   Yes   Use?  How Many/
How Much?
Location?
Mercury Cooking Thermometer          
True Vermillion Paint (contains mercuric sulfide)          
Cadmium Vermillion Red          


Other
Item  No   Yes   Use?  How Many/
How Much?
Location?
Mercury Oxide/Mercury Zinc Batteries (old alkaline type, prior to 1996 and button batteries)          

 

 

Last Modified 08/05/2009

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