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- Metallic mercury spills in schools are toxic, costly, disruptive, and destructiveexternal icon.
- Only 27% of school districts pdf icon[PDF-1.55MB] provided funding for training or offered training to custodial or maintenance staff on mercury spill cleanup, according to a 2016 study.
- Teachers and school staff can find resources—including new videos—on ATSDR’s Don’t Mess with Mercury website to help prevent or properly manage mercury spills in schools.
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