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4000 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Phone: (727)570-5151 ext. 29
Hazardous Materials Awareness Week
January 22-28, 2012
On January 4, 2012, Governor Rick Scott proclaimed January 22-28, 2012 to be Hazardous Materials Awareness Week. A similar Proclamation was enacted by the State Emergency Response Commission on October 7, 2011. In conjunction with these Proclamations, it was determined that this year’s educational theme would be "Mercury Awareness & Dangers."
The links below have been drawn from a variety of resources to detail the prevalence and dangers associated with mercury:
Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself about this vital but potentially lethal chemical. Please feel free to forward this information to others that may benefit from additionally reviewing these resources.
If you should have any remaining question(s) about mercury's properties, disposal procedures and/or proper disposal sites, please consult your local health department and/or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.