Mercury

Oregon Resources

Date Added Resource Source
Dental Amalgams
Nov 2006

The Environmentally Responsible Dental Office - A Guide to Best Management Practices of Dental Wastes (Feb. 2006) (PDF)

http://www.p2pays.org/ref/04/03294.pdf

The Oregon Dental Association has developed this guide to assist dentists in how best to manage the disposal of dental office wastes. Reduction of toxic substances at the source is the pollution prevention goal of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

(ODA)
Fact Sheets and FAQs
Feb 2013

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

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/MedicalProvidersLaboratories/Documents/HeavyMetals.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.

(OHA)
Oct 2004

FactSheet: Common Products Containing Mercury (PDF)

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/factsheets/sw/CommonProductsContainingMercury.pdf

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

(OR DEQ)
Dec 2005

Fact Sheet - Cleaning up Mercury Spills (PDF)

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/mercurycleanup.htm

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.

(OR DEQ)
Mercury in Fish
Nov 2002

Oregon Fish Advisories

http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/envtox/fishconsumption.shtml
(OHA)
Mercury in Thermometers
Oct 2004

Protect Yourself From Mercury!

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/docs/sw/hhw/ProtectYourselfFromMercury.pdf
(OR DEQ)