posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 11:23 AM
The mercury in schools is NOT the major concern.
It's the mercury in the streams, rivers, soil, and animals that's the problem.
There may be a risk in the school environment, but the industrial spread of mercury is not only much greater in terms of quantity, but it's also much
harder to deal with. Regulations went from being nonexistent, to ignored, to nonexistent again, and the polluters haven't even broken their
Mercury poisoning is a serious problem in America, and elsewhere. Until people take it upon themselves to fix the situation, it will continue to
become more out of control.
If you have to worry about something, wouldn't it behoove you to worry about the 10k tons (or whatever) released into the air and soil and water by
one of the chemical concerns, rather than the tiny drop in the cracked thermometer down at the local campus?
I'm not saying mercury in the schools isn't an issue, I'm just trying to make the point that it isn't really THE issue, when it comes to mercury