Additional Mercury Resources
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.