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Don’t Mess with Mercury for Students

This video will help students 1) describe characteristics of elemental mercury, 2) explain health effects of exposure to elemental mercury, 3) identify objects that may contain elemental mercury, and 4) explain what to do if they find mercury. Teachers should consider including this video as part of their mercury lesson plan. Run time: 5:08

Don’t Mess with Mercury – PSA

This public service announcement is targeted to middle school students and warns of the dangers of mercury and instructs what to do if student’s find mercury. Run time: 0:30

Mercury: Danger in Your School

This video educates teachers, school administrators, and school staff about the dangers of mercury. It describes how to prepare and respond to a spill and encourages them to make their schools mercury free. Information is provided on planning for a spill cleanup, source identification and alternatives, and communication. Run time: 22:53

Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmqeuw83Xfs

Mercury Spill Cleanup

This video is targeted to teachers and school staff, especially custodial and maintenance professionals. The video takes you through the proper clean-up of a mercury spill, including step by step instructions for a small spill clean-up. Run time: 25:24
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5swmzop3y8k

If you don’t have time for the full-length video or want to highlight key learning points, select the individual modules from the full-length feature to custom fit your training needs and schedule.

MODULES—Mercury: Danger in Your School

Overview
This module describes where mercury is found, its chemical characteristics, and why and how it is a health hazard. Run time: 2:16
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3oJRODUDlA

Health Effects
This module explains how spilled mercury turns into dangerous vapors and how breathing mercury vapors can cause health effects. Run time: 3:07
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMqMqNW_w_k

Spill Consequences
This module discusses the health, financial, and other consequences that can happen in the event of a mercury spill. Run time: 2:38
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEW2Xqr4ctA

Be Prepared
This module explains how to plan and prepare for a mercury spill to minimize the consequences. Run time: 1:31
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4rZ7j8sP3s

Mercury Spill Response
This module goes through responding to a spill, determining the size of the spill, working with outside groups for cleanup, and communicating with students and parents about the spill. Run time: 7:01
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5LYWZcWEr4

Mercury-free Schools
This module discusses developing a mercury-free policy including taking an audit of mercury containing items and choosing mercury-free alternatives. Run Time: 4:57
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-bNC_4K_0s

Summary
This module summarizes key messages from the previous modules. Run time: 1:51
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGoFfMajHY0

MODULES—Mercury Spill Cleanup

Mercury Overview
This module describes where mercury is found, its chemical characteristics, and why and how it is a health hazard. Run time: 2:09
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGkQBCtrf7U

Health Effects
This module explains how spilled mercury turns into dangerous vapors and how breathing mercury vapors can cause health effects. Run time: 3:07
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x8zCkFOB5U

Spill Consequences
This module discusses the health, financial, and other consequences that can happen in the event of a mercury spill. Run time: 2:38
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifFZS8QedTM

Preparing for a Spill
This module discusses taking an inventory of your mercury products and provides step by step instructions to make a spill cleanup kit. Run time: 2:32
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVW–Hkpd8

Responding to a Mercury Spill
This module goes through first steps of responding to a spill, including determining the size of the spill. For small spills, step by step instructions are provided for cleanup. Run time: 10:23
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF3JV8Gno9M

Large Spill – Call the Professionals
This module discusses contacting and working with outside professionals in the event of a large mercury spill. Run time: 2:38
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QimNlohjkMc

Wrap-up
This module uses a question and answer format to highlight key points on spill cleanup. Run time: 2:27
Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD6U8FlR4t8

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