Preventing Mercury Spills at Home
Do you still have a mercury thermometer? Time to trade it in for a newer model. Put the old ones in sand or cat litter inside a jar with a tight lid. Check with your town for proper disposal.
Learn how to safely dispose of these products.
What to Do if you Have a Mercury Spill at Home
If you have a mercury spill from a broken thermometer, fluorescent light bulb or thermostat:
- Call 9-1-1.
- Don't attempt to clean up the spill.
- Do not vacuum!
- Open windows.
- Don't touch any mercury with bare skin, get on clothing or step in it (you'll drag it around).
- Keep pets and children away.