Mercury quick facts : health effects of mercury exposure
Corporate Authors:United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Description:Elemental (metallic) mercury is the shiny, silver-gray metal found in thermometers, barometers, and thermostats and other electrical switches. Mercury:
• Can break into droplets when spilled. The droplets spread easily and can build up in tiny cracks and spaces in your house.
• Can vaporize (evaporate( into the air of your house. The vapor cannot be seen or smelled.
• Can be toxic to people’s nervous system, lungs and kidneys.
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