Mercury is one of the most dangerous substances along with polonium and plutonium. This is the only metal that is in liquid form at room temperature. In the thermometer, mercury is enclosed in a glass flask. After the thermometer breaks, mercury in the open air begins to evaporate, poisoning everything around with harmful fumes.
First and foremost, do not panic.
A broken thermometer is serious, but not fatal. It is important to properly collect mercury and then dispose of it.
Close the door to the room and open the windows. Make sure there is no draft.
Immediately after the incident, call the Ministry of Emergencies at 112 and report the incident. They will tell you where to find the nearest mercury disposal point or send rescuers to you who will collect the collected metal. If mercury is on fabric or other complex surfaces, you cannot collect it yourself.
Tell rescuers that you need help.
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If there is no "White" and potassium permanganate, ordinary water will do. The liquid does not allow mercury to evaporate.
Gather the smallest ones on the adhesive surface of the patch.
Close it tightly. Fold all accessories that come in contact with mercury in a bag and tie tightly.
If the collection of mercury is delayed, take a break every 15 minutes and go out into the fresh air.
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It is easy to step on balls of mercury or touch them with unprotected parts of the body.
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If you suspect poisoning, immediately call an ambulance.