Mercury in schools

Colorado law prohibits using or storing mercury and mercury compounds in schools. Schools also are prohibited from buying or accepting donations of such chemicals.
 
Mercury is allowed if it's in sealed devices, such as thermometers and barometers. However, the risk of a mercury spill poses a serious threat to health and safety and may result in significant cleanup costs. Therefore, we strongly encourage schools to replace these devices with mercury-free alternatives.
 
For more information, please visit the Mercury Free Colorado page.