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  • Carefully handle and dispose of products that contain mercury, such as thermometers or fluorescent lights. Do not vacuum up spilled mercury, because it will vaporize and increase exposure. If a large amount of mercury has been spilled, contact your local health or environmental department. Teach children not to play with shiny, silver liquids.
  • Properly dispose of older medicines that contain mercury. Keep all mercury-containing medicines away from children.
  • Pregnant women and children should keep away from rooms where liquid mercury has been used or spilled.
  • Learn about wildlife and fish advisories in your area from your local public health department or the Florida Department of Health, (850) 488-3385.

Last updated: November 04, 2016

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