Fact Sheets and FAQs

Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2013

Heavy metals and your health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention (PDF)

This handout will help you understand what is known about testing for and treating chronic heavy metal toxicity, so that you, along with your health care providers, can make the best and safest decisions about your health.

Jun 2009

Mercury in your environmet

Humans use mercury in a variety of manufacturing processes and products such as thermometers and fluorescent bulbs. This EPA site provides tips and procedures related to mercury in common products, and includes proper waste.

Dec 2005

Fact Sheet - Cleaning up Mercury Spills (PDF)

Mercury is found in a number of common household products. When liquid (elemental) mercury is spilled, it forms droplets that can accumulate in cracks and other small places. These droplets emit vapors into the air that cannot be seen or smelled.

Oct 2004

FactSheet: Common Products Containing Mercury (PDF)

Mercury can be found in a variety of household products such as fever thermometers, fluorescent light tubes, thermostats and irons.

Nov 2002

Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Mercury (PDF)
(New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services)
Nov 2002

Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS): Mercury
Nov 2002

International Chemical Safety Card: Mercury
Nov 2002

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Mercury
Nov 2002

Mercury ToxFAQ

This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. HIGHLIGHTS: Exposure to mercury occurs from breathing contaminated air, ingesting contaminated water and food, and having dental and medical treatments...