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."


  • Governor's Proclamation
  • State Emergency Response Commission Proclamation
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Proclamation

    The links below have been drawn from a variety of resources to detail the prevalence and dangers associated with mercury:


  • EPA's Public Service Announcement Video (30 seconds)
  • FDEPs CFL Bulb Video (3+ minutes)
  • FDOHs Liquid Mercury Fact Sheet
  • ACT/LEPC District 7 General Informational Materials

    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.











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