Recycling businesses are a growth industry in UK and elsewhere. The rising price of rare earth metals makes the dismantling and recovery of electronic components commercially viable on a large scale, as well as contributing to waste management and landfill reduction.
Mercury-containing lighting units - fluorescent lamps and CFLs for example - are now widely recycled and the mercury extracted by distillation for resupply to the manufacturing companies.
Domestic televisions and computer monitors usually contain mercury in the fluorescent panels that back-light the screen. Dismantling these is environmentally desirable but exposes workers in these plants to potential mercury hazards. Workers should be regularly monitored for mercury exposure, and should have mercury vapour suppressant sprays and spillage clean-up equipment on site.
What's in the kit ?
The kit contains everything you need to manage breakages of mercury containing lamps in larger facilities such as warehouses, lamp distributors and transporters. Each kit will deal with 3 breakage incidents. It contains:
2 mercury vapour-proof masks to protect the operatives dealing with the breakage
3 pairs of nitrile gloves
3 x 125ml spray bottles..
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
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 as FFP1
Also removes volatile organic vapours and unpleasa..
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..
Workers in the recycling industry who handle and dismantle electronic equipment are frequently exposed to lead fumes. Occupational lead exposure is hazardous to the health of these workers and people at risk should be monitored. Urine assay of lead is the best method, as with mercury. This sample kit contains a urine sampling bottle, full instructions and the analysis is pre-paid. ..
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, ..