Management of Mercury in Gym Floors in New Jersey

History of Mercury in Rubberized Gym Floors

From the 1960’s to the early 2000’s many gym floor manufacturers included mercury in rubberized gym floor products as a catalyst to help keep materials flexible over time.   It is estimated that many thousands of educational institutions ranging from K-12 Public  and Private Schools as well as Community Colleges and Universities across the country installed these mercury containing floors.  In recent years, increased awareness of this issue has resulted in the need for Professional Risk Assessments, Certified Industrial Hygiene sampling and Testing & Management of Mercury in Gym Floors in NJ.

Few Certified Hygiene Experts in NJ match the professional experience, formal training, or the expertise to deal with addressing this complex issue which has significant exposure, health, risk assessment and risk communication challenges.  Dr. Lynch has been New Jersey’s thought leader in developing methods and action plans to address these concerns in NJ schools.  In 2017 The New Jersey School Board Association  published an article Authored by Dr. Lynch illustrating methods which we pioneered for managing mercury in gym floors. Through our research on dozens of mercury containing rubberized floors in K12 and college gyms, Dr. Lynch was lead author of a recently published (2021) a peer-reviewed scientific journal article on the Mercury in Gym Floors in the Journal of Health Behavior and Policy Review at this link.

Please Contact Dr. Richard M. Lynch, Ph.D., CIH and Mr. Richard A. Lynch, MBA, CIH, CIEC;  for a risk assessment and detailed action plan for your specific school to include:

  • Gym Floor Bulk Sampling
  • Mercury Risk Assessment,
  • Mercury Air Monitoring/Sampling
  • HVAC Ventilation Assessments, Dilution Rates, and Temperature Control for Management of Mercury in Gym Floors in New Jersey
  • District Technical Support regarding In-Place Management Mercury Gym Floor or Removal

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