Mercury and environmental safety are closely interrelated. Although this metal is not so common, it is extremely toxic, therefore, if released into the atmosphere, it can cause persistent symptoms of intoxication in humans. In the event that your thermometer has broken or another accident has occurred that led to the spilling of even a small amount of mercury, you should worry not only about high-quality professional demercurization of the premises, but also about the appropriate disposal of mercury waste: metal balls, thermometer fragments and other things, on which got metal during bottling (if possible).
Knowing that mercury and environmental safety are incompatible, it is necessary to strictly follow sanitary rules when disposing of it. At the same time, you need to start small, gradually moving to larger issues. So, in case you broke a mercury thermometer, first of all you should worry about cleaning your own apartment. Collect mercury in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and then call in experts to measure and search for mercury. If necessary, with subsequent demercurization.
In order not to cause a small environmental disaster in your own home, do not throw away particles of mercury and things that have come into contact with metal in a garbage container or garbage chute – this way you will pollute the whole house with toxic fumes. You should not leave a highly hazardous substance in a garbage container – it will quickly spread around the area. The only right decision would be to contact the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a sanitary station or a toxic waste disposal service in your city.
Service Specialists «mercury expert» know firsthand that mercury and environmental safety cannot coexist side by side. Therefore, all residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, who are worried about their health, the health of their loved ones and the cleanliness of the surrounding air, can simply call by phone to get detailed advice, order a demercurization service after a mercury spill and resolve the issue of disposal of a toxic substance. After that, you will not have to solve the problems associated with mercury contamination of the apartment on your own, as well as worry about where to put the mercury – all this will be done at the highest professional level. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, because mercury can be very insidious!