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What are the three types of mercury?

Elemental

Inorganic

Organic

1

What type of mercury is found in mining, smelting, or refining operations

Organic

2

What are the most common sources of elemental mercury found?

BP cuffs

Thermometers

In laboratories

3

Scientific instruments, electrical equipment, felt making, and manufacturing of caustic soda and disc batteries how have what type of mercury?

Organic

4

When is the least common type of mercury?

Organic

5

What is the initial action required by FD on a mercury release upon the arrival of units?

Contact RP

Determine amount released

Determine the source

Determine the size of the affected area

6

What three things should command be responsible for in the affected area of the mercury release?

Evacuate

Isolate

Deny entry

7

Members shall not enter the reported mercury spill area unless for _______.

Rescue or treatment

8

Members shall not take possession of mercury. What is the exception?

When he resident brings the mercury to the fire station

9

Who shall determine when removal of contaminated items and the confiscation of contaminated items may be necessary?

The contractor, not the FD

10

In the event of clothing or other items are removed from a person, place items in a plastic bag, ______, and _______.

Tie off and place a name tag on the bag

Do not use biohazard bags

11

The Arizona Department of environmental quality has determined that a mercury released that occurs in a residence, including the interior of apartments, is __________ waist. As a result, the release is exempt from cleanup requirements.

A household hazardous waste

12

A Mercury released in common public areas such as poolside or exit corridors at apartment complexes would require compliance with the _______ section of the management procedure.

Commercial facility

13

When responding to report of a mercury released in a residents, including the interior of apartments, the FD shall have dispatch page ______ and _____ personnel requesting response and recommend to the occupant that no one be allowed to enter the affected area under the hazard has been evaluated.

Fire prevention and special operations

14

What are the symptoms of initial toxic exposure to elemental mercury?

Fever

Chills

Dyspnea

Headache for several hours

15

Acute effects including but not limited to what type of symptoms when exposed to inorganic Mercury?

Burning mouth

Sore throat

Nausea/vomiting

Severe gingivitis

16

The most common source of organic mercury or what?

Mining

Smelting

Refining operations

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Signs and symptoms of exposure to organic mercury include what?

Hearing defects

Loss of concentration

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