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Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it’s a Problem. Where it is. What to do

This guidance was prepared in 2002 to assist Massachusetts schools in identifying and removing mercury materials from their classrooms, laboratories and buildings. It was designed as a one-pocket folder with general mercury information printed on the folder and six fact sheets in the pocket. The material has been reformatted to enable printing on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, though some of the design has been sacrificed to do this.

Introduction – written for the superintendent, business manager or other school personnel who are interested in general information about mercury.

Mercury in Science Laboratories and Classrooms 2002 – written for the science teacher.

Mercury in School Buildings and Maintenance Areas 2002 – written for the facilities manager.

Mercury in the Medical Office 2002 – written for the school nurse.

Mercury in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Laboratories in Vocational-Technical Schools 2002 – written for the HVAC teacher.

Establishing Hazardous and Universal Waste Collection Areas 2002 – written for the science chairperson or facilities manager.

Sample Resolution for Mercury-Free Purchasing 2002 – written for the person responsible for purchasing.

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