SED Issues Memo on Mercury-containing floors in schools

The Department has received several reports regarding school districts with flooring of a certain type which may contain mercury. In response to the reports, NYSED staff have consulted with their colleagues at the Department of Health (DOH) to obtain information to assist school districts. While there is not an established New York State protocol to address this situation or a standard for acceptable presence of environmental mercury, DOH has provided advice to districts with these concerns in the past.

Download the full memo here.