How to Dispose of Mercury if Thermometer Breaks?
What to do if a mercury thermometer breaks? If you break a mercury thermometer, some liquid mercury may spill out and can separate into small beads, which can roll some distance away. You may also be exposed to mercury vapour. However, this tiny amount (usually up to 3.0g - less than one-eighth of an ounce) of mercury is extremely unlikely to cause problems for your health. Yet, you must take all precautions to avoid contamination and need to be a lot more careful cleaning up the spilled mercury. Here are few cleaning up tips:

- Open the windows and doors to ventilate the room. Leave them open for at least 15 minutes.
- Stay out till the room is ventilated.
- Do not clean up the mercury beads and broken glass without wearing a rubber or plastic gloves.
- Use a thin piece of card to collect up the spilled mercury beads or you can also use an empty plastic bottle to suck    them up.
- Put the card (or plastic bottle) and the mercury beads into the plastic bag.
- Wipe the area with a damp cloth. Put the cloth in the same bag and seal it.


What NOT to do after a Mercury Spill
- Donít use a vacuum cleaner
- Donít touch the mercury with your bare hands
- Try not to create dust, but if there is any dust, avoid breathing it in
- Donít sweep the mercury up with a brush or broom
- Donít dispose the mercury down the sink or the drain
- If mercury has been spilled over the cloth, then do not wash them or put them in washing machine, instead dispose of them in a sealed bag. Similarly, if mercury gets down over the carpet then the cut the area and put it in a sealed bag.

Almost everywhere in the world, concerned authorities provide facilities where you can dispose of hazardous waste, such as mercury or garden chemicals, for example, at local tips and recycling centres. Find one that is near you and dispose your bag there.



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