USPS: Mercury Remains Prohibited in The Mail

June 21, 2024 Due to recent mercury spills in the mail, the Postal Service is reminding employees that metallic mercury and items containing metallic mercury are prohibited in the mailstream. Mercury is a toxic chemical that even when exposed in small amounts ‚ÄĒ through inhalation, ingestion or skin contact ‚ÄĒ may cause serious health conditions….

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USPS: Dispose of waste bulbs properly

September 27, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees that most waste bulbs contain hazardous materials and must be disposed of properly. Fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), light emitting diode (LED), neon and ultraviolet bulbs contain mercury or other toxic metals. When these bulbs are no longer usable, they are considered universal waste and must…

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