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Mercury Spills

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If mercury spills in your school, will you be ready?

If mercury spills, it can turn into poisonous vapors that can have dangerous health effects.

If there’s been a spill at your school:
Follow these steps [PDF - 280KB] to keep your students and staff safe — and to prevent mercury from spreading throughout the school.

After a spill:
Use these talking points [PDF - 572KB]to help you communicate with parents and other members of the community.

Use these example letters to send home to parents following a mercury spill at school.
Sample letter parents and caregivers [DOC - 21KB] 
Sample letter testing shoes and personal items [DOC - 18KB]

Every school needs a spill kit.
Find out what you need to put together a spill kit [PDF - 221KB] for your school.

Remember, it pays to be prepared.
Make sure you have easy access to local resources that can help in case of a spill — fill out this contact sheet [PDF - 174KB] and post it in your school today.