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ECAR Fact Sheet for Ohio: Mercury

Mercury, a silver-colored liquid metal, is extremely toxic to the nervous system and may impair the way we see, hear, walk and talk. When spilled, mercury can evaporate at room temperature and the vapors cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. In the environment, mercury can be converted into a form that is especially toxic and has become a high-profile toxic waste. Many automobiles may contain several Mercury components.

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Description Mercury, a silver-colored liquid metal, is extremely toxic to the nervous system and may impair the way we see, hear, walk and talk. When spilled, mercury can evaporate at room temperature and the vapors cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. In the environment, mercury can be converted into a form that is especially toxic and has become a high-profile toxic waste. Many automobiles may contain several Mercury components.
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Subject
Source Automotive Recyclers Association
Keyword Environmental risks; Toxic waste; Regulations; Recycling components
Selector Jund
Date Of Record Creation 2004-04-14 13:50:30
Date Last Modified 2004-04-14 13:50:30
Language EN
Date Record Checked: 2004-04-14 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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