Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:16:50 EDT
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Subject: Re: Residual Mercury in Schools

Monona and colleagues,
I understand and appreciate your point.  I'm hoping that with ne arly 15,000 schools in the country that we'll find a couple with the "fortitude " to have a look and see if this is or is not a reasonable concern.  If NY C is not interested, we'll try Boston.  ... Jim
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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In a message dated 3/25/2011 12:15:59 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, LISTSERV**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

The schools are already in a bind due to the finding of excessive levels of PCBs in the air from light ballasts, caulks, and other PCB-containing building materials.  Mayor Bloomberg is concerned ab out the expense of replacing the light ballasts when he already says they wi ll have to lay off a few thousand teachers.

I think if you mentioned testing for residual airborne mercury to school administrators, they'd reach for the Valium and pitch your letter in the round file.


In a message dated 3/24/2011 11:55:00 AM East ern Daylight Time, JAKSAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM writes:

The Labor atory Safety Institute (LSI) is considering a project to evaluate the presence of residual amounts of mercury in mid dle, junior, and senior high schools.


If there are any schools in the New York City area which would like to participate, please contact me to discuss the project. ... Jim

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