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Mercury is a toxic metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust.  Because of it's unique chemical and physical properties, mercury has been used for thousands of years.  Today it can be found in pesticides, dental fillings, electrical switches, fluorescent lamps, thermometers, and thermostats.

Did you know that mercury is so toxic to the environment that the small amount contained in a mercury thermometer is enough to contaminate five million gallons of water?Read>
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs ("lamps") are an important tool to reduce energy consumption and mitigate climate change. However, these lamps contain mercury. Learn how to purchase low-mercury lighting, and to safely dispose of fluorescent and other energy saving lamps at their end-of-life.Read>
Mercury exposure can cause many harmful health effects. Learn about how to limit your mercury exposure from seafood.Read>