Mercury Thermometers ‘Swap’ Program

Environmental Programs, a section of EH&S, offers laboratories a system to recycle mercury thermometers. The mercury thermometer swap program is a valuable resource that supplies our research community with an environmentally safe option.

Broken mercury thermometers account for almost half of the spills that occur each year on the UW campus. A broken mercury thermometer wastes time and money. A lab risks loss of lab equipment, research and time due to mercury spills.

Water Quality

EH&S collaborates with campus partners to maintain water quality for consumption and use on campus. We conduct pool and spa inspections and can arrange for testing of drinking water as needed for safety concerns. 

Pest Control and Wildlife Resources

The EH&S Public Health Program responds to concerns about pests and nuisance wildlife (such as raccoons and nutria), as well as reports of injured, sick or dead animals on campus. We respond to requests for assistance through pest control contractors, who serve the Seattle campus during the work week and are available for emergency situations.