MercAmal mercury amalgamation powder is designed to convert elemental (metallic) mercury into a stable, solid zinc amalgam, preventing the release of hazardous mercury vapours.
Simply to activate with water, MercAmal is supplied in a compact 500g shaker bottle, or can be purchased with PPE and additional clean up tools in our purpose-built mercury spill kit.
What is elemental mercury and why is it hazardous?
Elemental mercury is a silvery-white liquid commonly used in many industrial products and can also be found in may household items. When elemental mercury is spilled, it forms beads or droplets which can easily build up in cracks and small places. Mercury can also soak into fabrics and soft furnishings.
Mercury droplets vapourise at room temperature and are invisibile and odourless. Inhaling these vapours can be dangerous – short-term inhalation of mercury vapour causes coughing, breathlessness and chest tightness within a few hours of exposure. Long-term exposure may lead to other health issues.
Each 500g bottle of MercAmal is suitable to manage a small mercury spill (up to approx. 40mL).
Always ensure adequate PPE is worn when cleaning up mercury spills of any size
Made in Australia.