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2007 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: This fish advisory includes statewide/nationwide mercury advisories. This is an example that can help illustrate lessons in the classroom.
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A Small Dose of Toxicology
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This interactive poster presents the health effects of common chemicals that includes toxic agents such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pesticides, lead, mercury, arsenic, metals, solvents and animal plant toxins. It includes a glossary, powerpoints and intera...
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Besmart
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: This waste reduction website from Wisconsin highlights events and efforts from their state and identifies national resources as well as creative events and programs that could be modified for local use.
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Children's Health Month 2006: Promoting Healthy School Environments
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Children spend a significant portion of their time in schools—more than in any other environment other than their homes. Children’s Health Month is a perfect opportunity to learn more about improving the health of your school environments. A link is provided f...
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Environmental Virtual Campus
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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ERTV Web Site
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Environmental Response Television provides video programs of environmental events. They have an extensive list of videos including the Mercury Video News Release. They also produce "The Environmental Response News Magazine" which is a quarterly program that...
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Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it’s a Problem, Where it is, What to do
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: This guide was prepared to assist Massachusetts schools in identifying and removing mercury materials from their classrooms, laboratories and buildings. It was designed as a one-pocket folder with general mercury information printed on the folder and six fact...
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Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable: Mercury—Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: This online guide provides background information on the issue of mercury in schools, information on where mercury is found in schools, and information on how to prevent pollution caused by hazardous mercury spills in schools. Includes a bibliography of links...
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Great Lakes--Make the Human Health Connection
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Environmental Health Perspectives online lessons have a new addition that focuses on the Great Lakes’ environmental problems. This is designed for grades 10-12. As a reminder, EHP lessons are built around real issues and news articles and the article link is p...
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How to Minimize the Threat of Mercury
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This article from the December/January 2003 issue of National Wildlife addresses the presences (still) of mercury in our daily lives and it discusses some of the concerns and threats associated with mercury.
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IDEM Mercury Information & Programs
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Mercury information programs provided by Indiana's Department of Environmental Management includes About Mercury, Special Programs, Recycling and Disposal, Mercury and Our Air, Mercury and Oour Water, Mercury Rules and Laws and Non-IDEM Mercury Information.
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Indoor Air Mercury
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report describes why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
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Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) Mercury-Added Products Database
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Maintained by the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), this database presents information submitted to IMERC on the amount and purpose of mercury in consumer products. The database is intended to inform consumers, recyclers, policy make...
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Maryland Department of the Environment Land Programs
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: To protect human health and preserve and restore land and water resources, MDE implements various programs ensuring the control and proper disposal of waste, managing lead paint compliance activities, assuring that oil is handled in an environmentally safe man...
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Mercury (US EPA)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: This mercury site provides a broad range of information: actions by EPA and others, including international actions; effects on people and the environment; and how to protect you and your family.
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Mercury and Schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Mercury and schools is a risky combination! A packet of nine new brochures has been developed to help school personnel identify mercury sources and reduce or remove the risk of a mercury spill. Mercury may be found in many different places throughout a school,...
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Mercury Awareness for School Teachers
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - School Projects
Summary: What can schools and teachers do to reduce the presence of mercury in schools. This fact sheet provides a check list as well as simple procedures and reasons for the concerns.
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Mercury Brochures for Schools
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Nine brochures are offered to help school personnel identify mercury sources and steps necessary to reduce or remove the risk of mercury spills. These are available as PDF’s or HTML documents.
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Mercury Disclosure Requirements and the New Jersey Lamp Contract
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: The state of New Jersey required vendors to disclose the amount of mercury in the mercury-containing lamps sold on its 2002 and 2003 contracts for incandescent, HID, and fluorescent lamps (contract T-1092). This fact sheet provides examples of the mercury dis...
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Mercury Fact Sheet (Indiana)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet lists common uses of mercury and suggested alternatives and local contacts.
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Mercury Fact Sheet (Ohio EPA)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Mercury is a toxic, persistent metal that can build up int he body. It can cause adverse neuroloigical and developmental health effects. This fact sheet from OhioEPA briefly described the reasons for concern, and identifies some of the efforts addressing the...
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Mercury in consumer goods and the waste stream
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Ohio DNR provides a list of household items that may contain mercury.
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Mercury in High Schools Case Study: Bay Path Vocational Technical High School, Charlton, Massachusetts
Grade Level: High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Describes how Bay Path identified and eliminated elemental mercury and products containing mercury from their facilities. The school committee passed a “mercury-free” resolution. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages)
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Mercury in Schools and Communities
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: NEWMOA provides a list of fact sheets, case studies, administrator and teacher information, list of mercury devices frequently found in science labs, and mercury-exchange suggestions.
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Mercury in Your Community and the Environment (A Wisconsin Curriculum)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Facts, lessons, activites and links to national standards accompany general information on mercury in our world and known health issues. This also addresses cultural and religious uses of mercury as well as some of its unique properties.
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Mercury in Your Home, School and Lake
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Mercury in lakes and rivers moves up through the food chain. Reduce mercury contamination issues through some simple efforts. This is a kid-friendly format.
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Mercury Schools Table of Contents
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: Topic Hubs are detailed collections of resources and contact information for specific topics or industrial sectors. In this case the topic hub is Mercury in Schools. Topic Hubs include narrative sections providing background information, operations involved (...
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Mercury Spills: What to do
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Liquid mercury emits vapors into the air. These are colorless, ordorless and toxic. They are health risks and even very tiny spills require special care. Tips on what to do, tips for fish eaters and anglers, tips for medical professionals and for nursing wom...
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Mercury Toxics and Hazards
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: Massachusetts Department of Enviromental Protection offers several valuable resources for understanding mercury: Mercury is Toxic (pdf), Mercury Health Effects (pdf), Mercury in Common Household Prodcuts, Mercury in paints and stains guidelines for handling, a...
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Mercury When Fun Turns into Danger
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet
Summary: This 14-page educational comicbook illustrates a classroom contamination situation as well as prpovides informative facts and links to additional resources.
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Mercury-Free Alternatives for Schools
Summary: The purpose of this fact sheet is to help schools identify and find alternatives to mercury and other hazardous materials that may be present in school facilities. It focuses primarily on mercury compounds and mercury-containing equipment used in curriculum a...
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

AuthorColleen Moore

ISBN019515391

Colleen Moore’s book identifies a troubling body of evidence. She shows how environmental pollution places an increasing and quantifiable burden on the education of American children. The book...

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ToxFAQs for Mercury
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health eff...
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What You Need to Know About Mercury
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Website designed for students. This explains in grade appropriate language issues and concerns, specifically how mercury contamination contributes to Superfund site issues. This somewhat interactive presentation also provides activities and homework.
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World Water Monitoring Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - School Projects
Summary: Teachers can register to participate and obtain kits for the October 18 World Water MonitoringDay 2004. Additionally, a WWMD summary for 2003 is available. From September 18 to October 18, citizens throughout the world community will have an opportunity to m...
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Youth Education List of Resources
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Topic Hubs are detailed collections of resources and contact information for specific topics or industrial sectors. In this case, the topic is Youth Education. Topic Hubs include narrative sections providing background information, operations involved (if the...
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