Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:48:58 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Residual Mercury in Schools
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You might try in the Houston area.  A few years back, some schools in that area had "mold problems" and one or more contractors were a pparently using some type of mercury-containing product in the HVAC systems .
Also, I'd check the daily compilation of incidents on this listserve.&nbs p; So far, I haven't seen a week go by without 1 or more "brought to sc hool" metallic mercury incidents.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.

Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:16:50 -0400
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Subje ct: Re: [DCHAS-L] Residual Mercury in Schools
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Monona and colleagues,
I understand and appreciate your point.  I'm hoping that with n early 15,000 schools in the country that we'll find a couple with the "fo rtitude" to have a look and see if this is or is not a reasonable concern.& nbsp; If NYC 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, LI STSERV**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

The schools are already in a bind due to t he finding of excessive levels of PCBs in the air from light ballasts, ca ulks, and other PCB-containing building materials.  Mayor Bloomber g is concerned about the expense of replacing the light ballasts when he al ready says they will have to lay off a few thousand teachers.

I thin k if you mentioned testing for residual airborne mercury to school administ rators, they'd reach for the Valium and pitch your letter in the round fi le.


In a message dated 3/24/2011 11:55:00 AM Eastern D aylight Time, JAKSAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM writes:

The Laboratory Safety Insti tute (LSI) is considering a project to evaluate the presence of residual am ounts of mercury in middle, junior, and senior high schools.


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

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