U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund for Students and Teachers
What You Need To Know About Mercury
What is Mercury?
animated thermometer, paint cans, and batteries
When you think of mercury, you probably think of the red or silver liquid inside of a thermometer.
When you put the thermometer in your mouth, the mercury tells you how high your temperature is.
Mercury is used for other things too. It is sometimes used in batteries, certain types of paint,
and in some electrical equipment.

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