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Did you know that mercury is the substance most frequently involved in school-related hazardous incidents? Making your school mercury-free reduces the chance for spills and exposures. Mercury can be found in many common products in schools and school science labs. If spilled, mercury may cause serious health problems. Mercury spills can be expensive to clean, result in personal and school items being discarded, and can disrupt classroom activities and schedules.

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