Mercury is often found in antique barometers, clocks and mirrors which may be in poor condition and leaking mercury. People working in the restoration and auction industries should be aware of the risk of mercury exposure when handling these items and take necessary precautions against exposure.
These precautions include the use of personal protective items, spillage management products, and should also regularly test for mercury exposure using a urine test, or a passive air dosimeter.
Home and Office Mercury Spillage Kit
You can watch the instruction video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/iLDO-CmtlGs
Why should I worry about mercury in my workplace office and home ?
The most common source now is energy-saving light bulbs, also called compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). These work in the same way as full size office-type fluorescent lamps; a small amount of mercury..
At last, an easy way to check if surfaces are contaminated with mercury. This highly specific mercury indicator powder reacts with mercury vapour to give a dark colour. Sprinkle it onto any surface and leave 24 hours, then compare the result with fresh powder. Full instructions and a guide to interpreting the results are supplied with the pack.
A darkened appearance shows the ..
Wouldn't it be simple if mercury were magnetic, then you could easily pick up a spillage with a magnet ?
Well now you can, with the Mercury Magnet Spill Kit, using unique technology licensed from our US partners Omni Ajax in Philadelphia.
How does it work ?
The special metal powder amalgamates with mercury in the spillage area, clumping it while making it magnetic through its iron content..
How would we improve our best-selling Mercury Spillage and Decontamination Kit ?
By adding a mercury vapour-proof mask as standard. This model contains all the components of the standard HK kit, but with a mercury vapour-proof mask to protect the wearer from mercury exposure and possible harm to their health while dealing with the spillage. The mask, which is sold separately, is rat..
Mercury Vapour-Proof Mask
NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMERS WITHIN EUROPEAN UNION
Filters mercury vapour for 150 hours at 2x TLV limit - that's a month of daily use
Mercury vapour filtration performance proven in independent testing
Original design using established multi-layered activated carbon cloth
Removes aerosols and particulates to 0.3 micron - categorised a..
Harmful mercury vapour is released from mercury spillages, broken fluorescent lamps or from industrial work areas where mercury-rich dust can accumulate, such as in flat screen electronic recycling facilities. Anywhere that mercury vapour release is a risk to health, this product will prevent mercury vapour from escaping into the atmosphere. It does this by coating the source of the va..
What is it ?
Passive dosimetry is a personal monitoring technique which uses air flow to capture mercury vapour in the filter capsule over a period of time. The badge is then returned and the capsule is analysed for mercury. When adjusted for the exposure time, the average air concentration of mercury can then be calculated, showing if the worker has been at risk of mercur..
Urine analysis service
Who needs this service ?
The Dental Team
The BDA advises that all members of the dental team who are exposed to mercury in the form of placing or removing dental amalgam fillings should be monitored annually for mercury exposure. Urine analysis is far more sensitive than hair or blood analysis because it measures total body burden from all routes (inhalation, ..