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.
The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)
A Nonprofit International Organization for
Safety in Science and Science Education
192 Worc ester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252
508-647-1900 Fax: 508-647-0062 Sky pe: labsafe
Cell: 508-574-6264 Res: 781-237-1335
jim**At_Symbol_Here**labsafetyinstitu te.org www.labsafetyi nstitute.org
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
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post