U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund for Students and Teachers
What You Need To Know About Mercury
What To Do If Mercury Spills
w  Have an adult contact the local poison control center, fire department
, or public health board for advice on cleanup.
vacuum cleaner with large red 'X'
w  Ask everyone to leave the area.
w  Open windows and doors in the area of the spill to ventilate
the area during cleanup.
w  Do not use a vacuum cleaner to clean up a mercury spill.
A vacuum cleaner will spread the
mercury vapors into the air.

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