Recent Mercury Contamination Not A Public Health Threat

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To date, all patrons tested showed negligible or no levels of mercury and the public is not at risk. No further follow up is needed.

Rooster's, located at 2454 E. Dublin-Granville Road, has been cleared to reopen after an inspection today from Columbus Public Health (CPH) officials.

CPH has collaborated with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and private contractors responsible for the decontamination of the facility, following last week's mercury contamination.


The establishment's management has decided to reopen at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 6.

About the Hazards of Mercury

Mercury is a poison. This hazardous element can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled or ingested. Although mercury metal is a liquid at room temperature, it can turn into a vapor in the air.

Symptoms of acute mercury poisoning are: