Additional Mercury Resources
CDC/ATSDR Resources and Studies
An ATSDR fact sheet summarizing frequently asked questions about mercury.
ATSDR Toxicological Profile – Mercury
An in-depth review of the adverse effects of mercury exposure. Includes information about mercury, exposure and health effects.
ATSDR ToxZine: Mercury
Summary of health effects, exposure, and recommendations in an easy-to-read magazine format.
CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program Factsheet on Mercury
Information on levels of mercury in the U.S. population.
MMWR: Measuring Exposure to an Elemental Mercury Spill — Dakota County, Minnesota, 2004
A February, 2005 report that summarizes the response to an elemental mercury exposure.
MMWR: Elemental Mercury Releases Attributed to Antiques — New York, 2000–2006
Metallic (i.e., elemental) mercury, a heavy, silvery odorless liquid, is in common household products such as thermostats and thermometers. Lesser-known household sources of elemental mercury include certain antique or vintage items such as clocks, barometers, mirrors, and lamps.
- Cleaning Up Mercury Spills in Your House [PDF – 1.6MB]
- Evaluating Mercury Exposure: Information for Health Care Providers [PDF – 1.5MB]
- Health Effects of Mercury Exposure [PDF – 1.1MB]
- Mercury Quick Facts for School Nurses [PDF – 3.6MB]
- Mercury – ToxFAQs™ [PDF – 285KB]
Resources from Other Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency
New York Department of Health
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Food and Drug Administration
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- Page last updated: November 24, 2015
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