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Bills would ban sale, disposal of some mercury products
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
CONCORD, NH --New Hampshire should join neighboring states that ban selling and dumping some consumer products containing mercury in landfills or ...
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Mercury Rising
Times of India - New Delhi,India
What hasn’t received as much attention is the downside: CFLs contain mercury vapour — mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man — and coming ...
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Minnesota Senate backs mercury ban
Mankato Free Press Tue, 17 Apr 2007 7:11 AM PDT
Minnesota senators voted Monday to ban more products that contain mercury. The bill would outlaw mercury-containing thermostats, feeding tubes, inflatable blood pressure cuffs, switches and other instruments ? but only when mercury-free versions are available.

Minnesota Senate backs mercury ban
Mankato Free Press Tue, 17 Apr 2007 7:11 AM PDT
Minnesota senators voted Monday to ban more products that contain mercury. The bill would outlaw mercury-containing thermostats, feeding tubes, inflatable blood pressure cuffs, switches and other instruments ? but only when mercury-free versions are available.

Students work to wipe out mercury
Iowa City Press Citizen - Iowa City,IA,USA
WEST BRANCH -- Isaac DeJong, David Fischer and Jacob Myrvik originally were going to do their yearly science project on mercury switches in cars, ...
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Push for energy-saving fluorescents ignores mercury disposal hazards
WorldNetDaily - Grants Pass,OR,USA
The same cannot be said about the mercury-containing CFLs. They bear disposal warnings on the packaging. But with limited recycling prospects and the ...
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Energy-saving light bulbs contain toxic mercury
The Tennessean Sat, 14 Apr 2007 0:08 AM PDT
Those curlicue, energy-efficient light bulbs touted as helping save the earth have a drawback: They contain mercury, which is poisonous.
 
Energy-saving light bulbs contain toxic mercury
Ashland City Times Sat, 14 Apr 2007 4:56 AM PDT
Those curlicue, energy-efficient light bulbs touted as helping save the earth have a drawback: They contain mercury, which is poisonous. That's why Elizabeth Doermann's vacuum cleaner sat on the front porch of her Vanderbilt-area home last Monday.
UNR researcher to study mercury at mines
KESQ Fri, 13 Apr 2007 2:59 PM PDT
RENO, Nev. A researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded a 250-thousand-dollar contract from the state to study mercury emissions from mining waste.
 

Proposed ban on selling products containing mercury
Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison,WI,USA
Armed with EPA estimates of 20-thouand tons of mercury based products being disposed of each year in the Great Lakes area, Jauch hopes to make this a ...
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Group Seeks Medical Mercury Ban
NBC 17.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
RALEIGH, NC -- A parents group wants the state to ban mercury from all vaccines in North Carolina, saying mercury is a substance harmful to some children, ...
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Mercury Thermometer Exchange
Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre,PA,USA
Health Services, in conjunction with Geisinger Health System Danville, will have a thermometer exchange whereby participants can bring in old mercury ...
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Oregon lawmakers push bill to recycle used electronics, or e-waste
KATU Portland Sat, 24 Mar 2007 3:18 PM PDT
Recycling obsolete electronics is not as easy as taking in your soda cans. Those awkward monitors and televisions that can be as heavy as anvils are crammed with dozens of toxic metals, such as mercury, lead or cadmium.
 
CON: "Miracle pill" comes with downfalls, including increased ...
News-Leader.com - Springfield,MO,USA
Finally, let's take a look at the "miracle pill's" downfall: mercury. CFLs on average contain approximately 4mg of mercury, a deadly neurotoxin. ...
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Bulbs use mercury
Akron Beacon Journal Sat, 24 Mar 2007 0:42 AM PDT
Q: I was wondering if any of the manufacturers of compact fluorescent light bulbs have addressed the question of the impact of mercury released due to accidental breakage. Once, when installing one in my basement, I dropped it, shattering it on the concrete floor. I've wondered since then about what happens to the mercury released accidentally like this.
 
Antique Dealers Decry New Mercury Law
WCSH 6 Portland Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:47 AM PDT
Maine antique dealers say a state law to reduce mercury pollution is hurting their business. The law, which was passed last year, makes it illegal to sell barometers that contain mercury.
 

 

 

 

Disposal of mercury lightbulbs under scrutiny
Radio New Zealand - Wellington,New Zealand
Lighting manufacturers and distributors are working with the government to find an environmental way to dispose of lightbulbs containing mercury. ...
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 Coalition targets mercury pollution
The Republican Sat, 17 Mar 2007 9:16 PM PDT
WEST SPRINGFIELD - The city, an environmental organization and local businesses are working together to reduce hazardous waste in a new program that recycles lightbulbs containing mercury.

Broken light bulb sparks debate
Bangor Daily News - Bangor,ME,USA
State officials also point out that the low-energy bulbs greatly reduce emissions of mercury and other harmful gases from power plants. ...
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Compact fluorescent bulbs growing in popularity
Warren Times Gazette - Warren,RI,USA
Mercury is an essential, irreplaceable element in compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) which allows the bulb to be an efficient light source. ...
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Industry working with govt on bulb recycling
NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:47 PM PDT
The New Zealand Lighting Council says it is working with the government to develop a recycling plan for energy-efficient lightbulbs, which contain mercury.

State's progressive mercury ban will start with schools
Dayton Daily News Sat, 10 Mar 2007 10:37 PM PST
Mercury can cause subtle to severe damage to the human nervous system, and it's particularly harmful to fetuses and small children.


Ohio law part of nationwide effort to curb use of mercury
Dayton Daily News Sat, 10 Mar 2007 9:37 PM PST
A new state law to reduce the amount of mercury in Ohio's environment will go into effect April 6 with a provision banning schools from buying mercury or measuring devices containing mercury. Six months later, Ohio will ban the sale and distribution of mercury-containing thermometers and novelty items.
Ohio EPA: Fluorescent lights better despite bit of mercury
Dayton Daily News Sat, 10 Mar 2007 7:22 PM PST
One way to reduce the amount of mercury polluting the environment is to replace incandescent light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent lamps, even though the fluorescent lamps use a small amount of mercury to produce light.
 

Bright Idea?
WorldChanging - USA
Anyone listening to the press lately has likely heard the criticism of CFLs since they contain mercury -- one of our very toxic metallic friends. ...
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Compact fluorescent bulbs promoted as bright idea
Mount Shasta Herald - Mt. Shasta,CA,USA
There continues to be concerns regarding mercury in CFLs and the cost of the bulbs, but recycling laws and reduced prices are mitigating those issues. ...
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Mercury-free sensors remain HACCP-compliant
SA Instrumentation and Control - Durban,Eastern Cape,South Africa
Mercury sensors cannot be used to do so, as this hazardous substance can contaminate any production coming into contact with food, such as containers, ...
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How many EU members does it take to change a light bulb?

The Australian government's decision to ban traditional incandescent light bulbs has inspired German lawmakers to propose similar measures for their country, but the EU has no intention to introduce similar measures in its energy-savings action plan. Australian Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on 20 February that his government will phase-out traditional light bulbs i ..continue...

2007-02-24 - International - energy
The Trouble with Lithium
Lithium Ion batteries are rapidly becoming the technology of choice for the next generation of Electric Vehicles - Hybrid, Plug In Hybrid and Battery EVs. The automotive industry is committed increasi ..continue...

Fluro light bulbs must be recycled due to mercury content
ABC Online - Australia
But some Americans are sounding a cautionary note about the preferred compact fluorescent light bulbs, warning they contain the hazardous element, mercury. ...
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WakeUpWalMart.com Calls on Wal-Mart to Lessen Risk Posed by ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
If CFL's are disposed of improperly, mercury exposure can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and developing fetus, with potential damage to vision, ...
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Recyclers warn of mercury dangers
Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
The amount of mercury has been reduced in recent years, but it is an essential part of any fluorescent light. The Lighting Council of Australia says the ...

Health Department Offering Thermometer Exchange
RedNova Sat, 17 Feb 2007 5:18 PM PST
By James Amos, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Feb. 17--If you've got mercury thermometers, old medications or used hypodermic needles, the Pueblo City-County Health Department has a way to help you get rid of them.

CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury
NPR Thu, 15 Feb 2007 8:00 PM PST
Wal-Mart wants to sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs this year. The bulbs save energy and reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that add to climate change. But there's a hitch: Each bulb contains about 5 milligrams of mercury, a toxic heavy metal. The EPA says they should be recycled.

Ohio mercury ban set to begin April 6
Akron Beacon Journal Sat, 10 Feb 2007 0:21 AM PST
Ohio schools will be prohibited from buying mercury-filled thermometers for classroom use, effective April 6. The ban is not expected to have a major impact because most schools have moved away from mercury thermometers and mercury-added measuring devices, officials said.

Rare mercury glass on display at Glass Museum
Redlands Daily Facts Mon, 29 Jan 2007 2:44 PM PST
REDLANDS - The rare mercury glass collection of Ward A. Paul and Charles Schoenknecht is on display at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands. Mercury glass or silvered glass, as it was sometimes called, is double-walled glass with a coating of silver coloring on the inside.

Getting mercury out of the waste stream
HazMat Management Magazine - Toronto,ON,Canada
The program is slated to recover 48000 lamps in six months from 600 buildings, thereby recovering at least 557 grams -- over half a kilogram -- of mercury, ...

Environmental doctors holding mercury event
Irish Medical News, Ireland -
The two groups are campaigning for the reduction in the use of mercury medical devices and plan a series of workshops next month, in addition to a major ...
Bill removes all mercury products from facilities
The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury,NJ,USA
Six months before the Kiddie Kollege day care center in Franklin Township was shut down due to mercury contamination, a county environmental group proposed ...

 

Health briefs: Mercury thermostat recycling available
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
The program aims to reduce the amount of mercury that is released into the environment. Mercury-containing thermostats are a safety hazard, and improper ...

Zinc-Air Batteries To Replace Mercury Batteries
EFYTimes - New Delhi,India
According to Frost & Sullivan, world zinc-air battery market earned revenues of $251.4 million in 2005 which may increase due to increasing importance gained ...
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Panasonic advertises plasma over LCD
Geek.com - USA
... an angle. Panasonic Plasma panels are environmentally friendly. No lead. No mercury. Most LCD TVs have mercury. Panasonic Plasmas ...
 
Mercury thermometer exchange at City Hall
The Oshkosh Northwestern Tue, 26 Dec 2006 2:23 AM PST
The City of Oshkosh Health Department is holding a thermometer exchange program through Dec. 29. City residents can bring in mercury thermometers and receive a digital thermometer in exchange. The program is through a grant from the state.

 

Mercury to leave Hillsboro in June
Bridgewater Courier News - NJ, United States
HILLSBOROUGH -- Nearly 2,700 metric tons of mercury stored at a local depot will be trucked out in June, and a town meeting on the issue is being scheduled for ...]]

Ottawa cracks down on mercury in vehicles
Globe and Mail - Canada
Environment Minister Rona Ambrose has told junkyards and auto makers that they're going to have to remove all mercury light switches from millions of old cars ...
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Health Authorities Ban 27 Cosmetic Products
Bru Direct - Brunei Darussalam
... report from the National Agency of Food and Drug Control of a neighbouring country that said that the products contain substances such as Mercury, Rhodamine B ...
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A mercury story, with woodchucks The words "mercury poisoning" ...
Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA
... Company moguls hired a chemist who experimented and found that mercury softened the material and made the process easy. But there was a heavy price to be paid. ...

Pennsylvania DEP Adjusting Mercury Switch Program
Recycling Today - Cleveland,OH,USA
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is merging its end-of-life vehicle mercury switch program from a state program to a national effort. ...
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'LETHAL' BABY CARE KIT LEAKS TOXIC MERCURY
Sunday Mail Sun, 17 Dec 2006 2:54 AM PST
A MUM has branded a baby care set "lethal" after a mercury themometer burst. Claire Oldfield, who bought the six-piece set for four-month-old daughter Lydia Jayne, said: "I was about to open the packet and noticed the mercury rolling around.

Mercury plan shows Conservatives serious about environment ...
CBC News - Canada
KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) - Making automakers and steel producers responsible for reclaiming toxic mercury switches from vehicles destined for the smelter proves ...
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CVMA: Auto Makers Implement National Program to Collect Mercury ...
CCNMatthews (press release) - Toronto,ON,Canada
... Member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association will be implementing a national program for the collection of mercury-containing switches ...
Ambrose announces new restrictions on mercury use
CTV.ca - Canada
Federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose announced a plan Wednesday morning to tackle mercury pollution from the auto industry. ...
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Department of Natural Resources Urges Salvage Yard Participation in Mercury Reduction Program
Kansas City InfoZine Fri, 08 Dec 2006 3:08 AM PST
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS), a not-for-profit organization, is encouraging salvage yards to remove mercury switches from scrap vehicles before recycling them.

Light Bulb Contest
Swampscott Reporter - Marblehead,MA,USA
... But CFLs do contain minute amounts of mercury, about 5 milligrams, compared to 500 milligrams in older home thermometers. The mercury ...

70% Of World's Electronic Waste Discarded In China
ChinaTechNews.com - Beijing,China
... organised by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, at which experts said that most e-waste contains such harmful substance as lead, mercury, tin and ...

Michigan Senate passes bills to curb mercury pollution
WWMT - Kalamazoo,MI,USA
LANSING (AP) - The state Senate has passed legislation that would ban the sale in Michigan of thermostats and other products containing mercury. ...
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Mercury’s extinction
Malta Independent Online - Malta
... Well, that may all become a thing of the past as the European Parliament has backed a draft directive banning mercury in thermometers and in other measuring ...

U.S. may sell toxic mercury stockpile
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Mon, 27 Nov 2006 6:38 AM PST
CHICAGO - While the Bush administration promotes efforts to scrub mercury from the environment, one federal agency is considering plans to sell a huge stockpile of the toxic metal on the world market.
 
Energy Dept. Considers Sale of Mercury Stockpile; Obama, Health Advocates Instead Recommend Domestic Storage of
U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News Mon, 27 Nov 2006 5:22 AM PST
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is being urged to store rather than sell its 1300 plus metric tons of surplus mercury on the world market.
 

 

Tons of mercury could hit market
Chicago Tribune Mon, 27 Nov 2006 3:36 AM PST
U.S. agency considers selling toxic stockpile While the Bush administration promotes efforts to scrub mercury from the environment, one federal agency is considering selling a huge stockpile of the toxic metal on the world market.

Department of Energy considers sale of mercury stockpile
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
CHICAGO - While the Bush administration promotes efforts to scrub mercury from the environment, one federal agency is considering plans to sell a huge ...
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Hospital goes mercury safe
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA
By Sarah Hinckley Herald Staff. The drive to reduce the number of mercury containing devices at Rutland Regional Medical Center concluded earlier this month. ...

Federal Agency Threatens to Dump Toxic Mercury Stockpile on Open ...
Common Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USA
Sen. Obama, Health Advocates Urge Energy Department to Keep Mercury in Domestic Storage, Safely Away from Global Chemical Bazaar. ...

EU lawmakers put mercury thermometers out in cold
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 14 Nov 2006 11:37 AM PST
European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of an EU-wide ban on mercury in thermometers in a bid to cut the risk posed by the toxic heavy metal to humans, the ecosystem and wildlife.


EU Parliament backs plans to ban mercury
AP via Yahoo! News Tue, 14 Nov 2006 6:04 AM PST
The European Parliament on Tuesday backed plans to phase out the use of mercury in non-electrical measuring devices, with the exception of barometers and antique instruments.

Remove mercury from more industries, say NGOs
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange Wed, 15 Nov 2006 3:09 AM PST
Mercury may have been banned from European thermometers this week but campaigners have turned up heat on the toxic metal and are pushing for wider restrictions.
EU Lawmakers Put Mercury Thermometers Out In Cold
Mediafax - Bucuresti,Romania
European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of an EU-wide ban on mercury in thermometers in a bid to cut the risk posed by the toxic heavy metal to ...
 
Mercury thermometers soon to be museum pieces but derogation for ...
European Parliament (press release) - EU
... reading report by 582 votes in favour to 17 against and 21 abstentions restricting the marketing of certain non-electrical measuring devices containing mercury ...
 
MEPs vote on EU mercury ban
EUPolitix.com - Brussels,Belgium
Mercury and its compounds are now known to be highly toxic to humans, ecosystems and wildlife – but 33 tonnes are used every year in the EU for measuring and ...
 
FSB: MEPs must vote out ‘crazy’ mercury law
Politics.co.uk - London,UK
... the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on MEPs to reject the current proposals in the draft Directive relating to the use of mercury in measuring ...
European Parliament backs phasing out mercury
CBC News - Canada
The European Parliament has voted to support legislation aimed at phasing out mercury in non-electrical measuring devices, with the exception of barometers and ...
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 Japanese inventor touts water-powered battery
Japanese inventor Susumu Suzuki claims to have found a solution to some of the world's energy problems (the AA-sized ones anyway), recently showing off his water-powered battery to Reuters. The battery itself is made mostly of carbon-based compounds but is activated with only a tiny amount of wa ..continue...

LED drivers address mercury-free requirement
Eetasia.com (subscription) - USA
The company said these devices are the first fully integrated, high-brightness LED drivers that address industry needs for mercury-free, high-contrast lighting ...

Mercury thermometer swap in Knoxville today
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription) - Knoxville,TN,USA
Those old-fashioned mercury thermometers not only may be hard to read for some, but the mercury in them also poses many health threats to people and the ...

Consumers lauded for mercury removal
MLive.com - MI,USA
In the last decade, Consumers Energy has removed almost a ton of mercury from its facilities. ... When the program began, Consumers had 2,464 pounds of mercury. ...

Phillips Cuts Lead and Mercury in US Florescent Lights
AXcess News - Carson City,NV,USA
By Staff. (AXcess News) Philadelphia - Philips Lighting pledged today to substantially reduce mercury and eliminate lead in the making of fluorescent lighting ...
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The truth about low mercury in lighting
Voltimum (subscription) - London,England,USA
Philips Lighting supports the reduction of mercury at its source as the environmentally responsible approach to make things better. ...
 
Bulb Eater Crushes Mercury Concerns
PollutionOnline Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:40 PM PST
It looks like a robot from a science fiction movie but it only exterminates fluorescent light bulbs. The new bulb eater at the University of Calgary, an alien-looking lamp crushing system, will keep mercury out of landfills and reduce the overall volume of waste. The machine is one of only a few in Calgary and will crush over 180,000 fluorescent bulbs over the next three years as the university
 

Oregon dairies get rid of mercury-containing devices
OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
... The mercury-containing devices measure the pressure in automated milking equipment. The mercury wasn'ta hazard to milk drinkers, but ...
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Quantitech Launches Leeman Mercury Analysers in the UK
Environmental Data Interactive - UK
Quantitech Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Teledyne Leeman Labs in the UK and will launch the latest 'Hydra' Mercury Analysers at WWEM ...

State gathers dairy farm mercury
Beaverton Valley Times - Portland,Oregon,USA
A 16-month statewide rebate program focused on collecting mercury-containing manometers used in dairy milking operations has gathered 85 pounds of mercury in ...
 

DEP launches mercury switch recovery from scrap vehicles
Tampa Bay's 10 - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Tallahassee, Florida - The Department of Environmental Protection announced a statewide initiative to remove mercury switches from vehicles during automotive ...

Mercury bulb stays lit for 15,000 hours
Global Sources - Singapore
China (mainland) – Prosrom Lighting Co. Ltd has launched model GGY175W, a high-pressure mercury bulb with a service life of 15,000 hours. ...

Mississippi Recognizes Recyclers for Mercury Switch Success
Recycling Today - Cleveland,OH,USA
... Environmental Quality has recognized both General Recycling and Nucor Steel, both located in Jackson, Miss., for their leadership in reducing mercury emissions ...

On the issue of mercury
Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica
The article on mercury by Dr. Vendryes was very interesting and had important information. ... All fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury. ...

HealthLink fetes mercury products law tonight
Marblehead Reporter - Marblehead,MA,USA
... tonight, Thursday, Sept. 14, to celebrate the passage and signing-into-law of the Massachusetts Mercury Products bill. The event ...

Future Appears Bleak for Mercury Thermometers
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2006--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c41898) has announced ...

Ritualistic mercury use dangerous: EPA
Reuters.uk - UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ritualistic use of toxic mercury by followers of Voodoo and other religions is dangerous but regulating it could drive the practice ...
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SALES OF MERCURY-CONTAINING BATTERIES TO BE RESTRICTED FROM SEPT. 1
Central News Agency Tue, 22 Aug 2006 4:16 AM PDT
Taichung, Aug. 22 (CNA) The manufacture, import and sales of dry cell batteries containing more than five parts per million (5 ppm) of mercury will be banned from Sept. 1 under new government regulations, environmental authorities of the central city of Taichung said Tuesday.

Replace old mercury thermometer
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
... It's an old-fashioned mercury thermometer we "borrowed" from his parents, and I worry that being exposed to mercury would be dangerous for the baby. ...

EPA will begin removing mercury-contaminated materials from Elem ...
Lake County Record-Bee - Lake County,CA,USA
CLEARLAKE OAKS The California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to begin work in June to remove mercury-contaminated materials from the Elem ...

MERCURY SPONGE TECHNOLOGY GOES FROM LAB TO MARKET
Small Times - USA
May 26, 2006 - A material designed to capture and remove mercury and other toxic substances from industrial waste streams is now available for commercial use. ...
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Base recycles mercury to rid base of potential dangers
Wright-Patterson Skywrighter - Wright-Patterson AFB,OH,USA
... Air Base Wing Civil Engineer Directorate Environmental Management Division here is doing its part to rid the base community of potential mercury dangers, a ...

Letter: Resor leads vote on mercury products bill
Sudbury Town Crier - Framingham,MA,USA
Pam Resor for her strong leadership on The Mercury Products Bill (H-4670 & S-2470), which was passed unanimously by the Senate on March 29. ...

AAA Carolinas helping rid vehicles of mercury switches
The Greenville News Tue, 16 May 2006 11:09 AM PDT
AAA Carolinas wants to help remove switches using liquid mercury from up to 2.4 million vehicles in South Carolina, said Sarah Davis, AAA Carolinas spokeswoman.

Illinois kicks off mercury thermostat collection
IGNN (press release) - IL,USA
Rod R. Blagojevich’s efforts to reduce mercury emissions and protect the public health, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director Doug Scott ...

Maine OKs mercury themostat recycling program
Waste News - Akron,OH,USA
April 17 -- Maine has become the first state to provide a financial incentive to recycle building thermostats that contain mercury and require everyone to ...

Remove and replace dangerous old mercury thermometers
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
Mercury is dangerous to both humans and animals yet many people have items in the home that contain mercury, including some dial-type thermostats and some ...

Parents face thermometer selection when kids’ foreheads heat up
Odessa American - Odessa,TX,USA
... Those who grew up with the glass mercury thermometer may be baffled by the many choices today. The old mercury thermometer is not ...
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Group lauds Christ's efforts to cut mercury
BizJournals Sun, 16 Apr 2006 10:07 PM PDT
Christ Hospital will receive an award for reducing the amount of mercury in its facilities. The Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) will honor the the hospital with the "Making Medicine Mercury Free" award on April 18 at the CleanMed Conference in Seattle.

Mercury collection to curb ‘Mad-Hatters’
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin - Tooele,UT,USA
The Tooele County Health Department is happy to see that several pounds of mercury will not be deposited in the landfills. During ...

Shaw Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract ...
dBusinessNews Hartford (press release) - Hartford,CT,USA
... Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG), to retrofit Unit 3 at the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with mercury control equipment ...

Mercury-free health care
Eagle Tribune - Lawrence,MA,USA
DERRY — Thermometers, blood pressure machines, other diagnostic instruments and some medicines — all containing mercury — have been used for decades in ...

Trace amount of mercury in compact fluorescent is nothing to worry ...
Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana
However, in these columns on 2006.03.18 under the caption "These bulbs contain mercury", Mr. Colin Dye - identifying himself as a former research scientist ...

Health dept. offers free mercury disposal
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin - Tooele,UT,USA
The Tooele County Health Department is offering Tooele County residents an opportunity to get rid of household products that contain mercury. ...
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Senate passes mercury bill
Harvard Post - Harvard,MA,USA
The Massachusetts Senate has voted unanimously to pass legislation to stop mercury pollution from products such as thermostats, automobiles, fluorescent lights ...
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Health officials issue call for old products with mercury
Provo Daily Herald Wed, 05 Apr 2006 0:18 AM PDT
Bring your mercury and pesticides. Health and environmental officials are sponsoring two efforts to rid Utah County and Utah of aging noxious chemicals. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is asking resident to bring thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent and mercury vapor lamps, mercury switches, old chemistry sets and related toys, and blood pressure gauges to the health department

Ditch that old mercury thermometer
Vail Daily News - Vail,CO,USA
EAGLE COUNTY - Mercury is dangerous stuff if allowed to roam free. ... Local fire stations this month are collecting mercury thermometers from residents. ...
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Mercury disposal offered to residents
Deseret Morning News Sun, 02 Apr 2006 11:33 PM PDT
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality and local health departments are offering residents a chance to get rid of household products that contain mercury at selected locations throughout Utah.

Suit challenges mercury safety
New Britain Herald - New Britain,CT,USA
NEW BRITAIN -- Two sides faced off in court Friday, arguing whether mercury amalgram fillings pose a health threat to individuals and endanger the environment. ...

Mercury in Medicine - Taking Unnecessary Risks
Hawaii Reporter - Kailua,HI,USA
... Since the early to mid-1990’s, Congress has been concerned about the danger posed by mercury in medical applications, and in 1997, directed the Food and Drug ...

CVS Shareholders Press Company to Become Business Leader On Safer ...
SocialFunds.com - USA
... showed leadership in the area of human health and exposure to toxic chemicals by taking off the shelf all thermometers that contained mercury after scientific ...

ISRI says EPA ´clearly overstated´ mercury switch progress
Waste News - Akron,OH,USA
... exception to US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson’s characterization of talks regarding the National Mercury Switch Recovery ...
 

Senate gets tough on mercury
VillageSoup Belfast - ME, USA
AUGUSTA (March 22): The Maine Senate unanimously enacted Wednesday a bill into law that would make it illegal to sell or distribute mercury-added button cell ...

Fluorescent tubes also contain mercury
Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana
As far as the exposure of mercury is concerned Guya-nese and people all over the world have been exposed to mercury for years and I have never heard of any ...

 
Nationwide Mercury Switch Collection Program Announced
Collision Week (subscription) - USA
... Protection Agency (EPA) have reached agreement on a statement of principles detailing the elements of a national program for recovering mercury switches from

Mercury-free, high-intensity discharge headlamp system
Ferret - Australia
... Co., Ltd and Denso Corporation along with Toyota Motor Corporation and Royal Philips Electronics, have developed the world's first mercury-free, high intensity ...


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These bulbs contain mercury
Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana
... I am concerned that there is no mention of the fact that the new energy saving bulbs contain mercury and that exposure to mercury can cause loose teeth, memory ...

Daniels Considers Signing Mercury Switch Removal Bill
WCPO - Cincinnati,OH,USA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Governor Daniels is considering signing a bill to offer salvage yards a bounty for each mercury-filled light switch removed from junked ...

 
New mercury rules too soft?
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Nearly a week after the Nevada Environmental Commission enacted new regulations on toxic mercury from gold mines in that state, Utah environmentalists and ...

House passes bill to remove mercury
South Bend Tribune - South Bend,IN,USA
INDIANAPOLIS -- After months of touch-and-go negotiations, lawmakers passed legislation to remove thousands of pounds of toxic mercury from the waste stream ...

Little common ground on gold, mercury
Las Vegas Sun Sat, 11 Mar 2006 7:57 AM PST
On one point, environmentalists and Nevada's hard-rock miners agree: Gold mining produces waste mercury. On virtually every other point, the two camps are far apart - a fact made apparent when they squared off this week in Reno.

Mercury (fluorescent) lamp disposal
The Landmark - Holden,MA,USA
Paxton Municipal Light Department Manager, Diane Dillman advises residents that any items containing mercury, particularly fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats ...

Battery industry commits to eliminating mercury
Solid Waste & Recycling - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The US battery industry has announced a commitment to eliminate added mercury from button cell batteries by June 30, 2011. The battery ...

Mercury switches to be collected from scrapped automobiles
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Hoping to reduce harmful mercury emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry and environmental groups said this week that they have ...
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House Approves Mercury Monitoring Bill
WLBZ-TV - Bangor,ME,USA
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The House gave initial approval to a bill to keep closer track of the volume of mercury amalgam used in the state. ...

New mercury rules too soft?
The Salt Lake Tribune Mon, 13 Mar 2006 11:34 PM PST
Nearly a week after the Nevada Environmental Commission enacted new regulations on toxic mercury from gold mines in that state, Utah environmentalists and state regulators say the problem is far from resolved. The new regulations do not include the tougher oversight and mandated mercury pollution cuts environmental organizations wanted.

Batteries to be regulated
Taipei Times - Taiwan
From September, the manufacture, importation and sale of zinc manganese and non-button cell alkaline manganese batteries with a mercury content exceeding 5 ...

25 Million Pounds of Mercury-Containing Waste Disposed of as ...
eReleases (press release) - Perry Hall,MD,USA
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report detailing the 2003 disposal of over 25 million pounds of hazardous mercury wastes using a major ...

State to pay 'bounty' for mercury switches
Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
INDIANAPOLIS - A bill passed by legislators requiring salvage yards to remove mercury-filled light switches from junked automobiles will tap into existing ...

House passes bill for mercury management
Wakefield Observer - Beverly,MA,USA
... D-Melrose, have announced that the House of Representatives has approved legislation to regulate the sale and disposal of products containing mercury, a well ...

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD APPROVES NEW USED OIL, ELEMENTAL MERCURY ...
Empire Information Services, Inc. (press release) - Schenectady,NY,USA
... that strengthen the State's used oil regulations to meet federal standards, prohibit the use and possession of non-encapsulated elemental mercury and sets ...

European Union (EU) Set to Ban New Mercury Thermometers
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
According to a report in Reuters, the EU is planning to ban new mercury thermometers in an effort to minimize the serious health risks that the highly toxic ...
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EU Bans Mercury
ERT.gr Wed, 22 Feb 2006 1:28 PM PST
In the context of initiatives taken to prevent mercury from being released to the environment, the European Commission decided to propose a ban on the use of the toxic metal in a series of medical products, starting from traditional thermometers.

OSRAM Global Automotive Lighting Introduces Mercury-Free Lighting ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
22 /PRNewswire/ -- OSRAM Global Automotive Lighting has become the first supplier in the world to produce a complete mercury-free high intensity discharge (HID ...

EU plans to ban new thermometers with toxic mercury
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 21 Feb 2006 9:59 AM PST
The European Union may soon ban new thermometers that contain mercury, hoping to minimise the risk that the toxic heavy metal poses to humans, ecosystems and wildlife, the EU executive said on Tuesday.

EU moves to ban mercury thermometers
Nursing Times Wed, 22 Feb 2006 3:41 AM PST
The European Union is set to ban new thermometers that contain mercury. The EU Commission wants to ban the marketing of mercury in thermometers, barometers and sphygmomanometers.

EC calls for ban on mercury
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Thermometers and barometers containing mercury must be banned to prevent tons of the toxic metal entering the food chain, the European Commission said yesterday ...
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EU plans to ban new thermometers with toxic mercury
Reuters.uk - UK
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union may soon ban new thermometers that contain mercury, hoping to minimise the risk that the toxic heavy metal poses to ...
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EU seeks to ban mercury in home thermometers
http://www.euractiv.com/Article?tcmuri=tcm:29-152835-16&type=News

Dental fillings adding mercury to wastewater
Contra Costa Times Tue, 21 Feb 2006 3:03 AM PST
While it may not seem like much in a mouth, amalgam teeth fillings are generating enough mercury in wastewater to raise the concerns of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District -- and it plans to take action.

Mercury Recycling launches new battery collection service (21.02.06)
letsrecycle.com Tue, 21 Feb 2006 1:38 AM PST
Manchester-based Mercury Recycling has launched a new battery recycling service to help companies deal with recent changes to hazardous waste regulations.

Residents Invited To Trade Mercury Thermometers For Digital Ones
Hispania News Mon, 20 Feb 2006 5:44 AM PST
El Paso, Pueblo And Teller Counties -- Residents of the Pikes Peak region and Pueblo who want to protect themselves and the environment from the toxic mercury in old thermometers are in luck: The Mercury Thermometer Collection Project is making it easy to do the right thing.

AUTO DISPOSAL: House panel OKs tax credit for mercury salvage
The Myrtle Beach Sun News Wed, 08 Feb 2006 0:18 AM PST
South Carolina is taking a novel approach to make sure tiny toxic mercury switches in cars are removed from junkyards and scrap dealers by offering recyclers a tax credit for collecting the pellet-size parts.

State May Offer "Bounty" for Mercury Switches
The Salt Lake Tribune Tue, 07 Feb 2006 6:09 AM PST
Devices the size of a cell phone may be adding toxic mercury pollution to Utah's air, soil and water. The first substitute for HB138 advanced Monday by House lawmakers is intended to cut those mercury releases by putting a "bounty" on the devices, small trunk and hood light switches that are found in some cars made through 2002. "This bill is focused on a positive incentive," said

Correction
The Salt Lake Tribune Wed, 08 Feb 2006 0:56 AM PST
The costs of providing a "bounty" on the small mercury switches in salvage vehicles will be paid for by automobile makers. A story Tuesday incorrectly reported who would be footing that

Beacon Hill Roll Call
Harwich Oracle - Orleans,MA,USA
... RESTRICT SALE OF MERCURY PRODUCTS (H 4665): House (153-0) approved and sent to the Senate a bill banning the sale in Massachusetts of many products containing ...
 

SC takes novel approach to mercury switches
The State - Columbia,SC,USA
COLUMBIA, SC - South Carolina is taking a novel approach to make sure tiny toxic mercury switches in cars are removed from junkyards and scrap dealers by ...
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The Problem with Mercury
CounterPunch - Petrolia,CA,USA
Mercury was discovered harming humans in Japan starting in 1953 -- 53 years ago. ... This time the culprit was seeds treated with mercury-containing fungicides. ...
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Clearing out the mercury
Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The Department of Defense chose wisely when it decided to move more than 16,000 containers of mercury stored at New Haven to a single, national repository. ...
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The Problem with Mercury
CounterPunch - Petrolia,CA,USA
Mercury was discovered harming humans in Japan starting in 1953 -- 53 years ago. ... This time the culprit was seeds treated with mercury-containing fungicides. ...
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Clearing out the mercury
Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The Department of Defense chose wisely when it decided to move more than 16,000 containers of mercury stored at New Haven to a single, national repository. ...
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Legislators to discuss action plan for removing mercury switches from cars
WIS-TV Columbia Mon, 06 Feb 2006 3:56 PM PST
(Columbia-AP) February 6, 2006 - A House subcommittee will discuss Tuesday what should be done about the tiny bits of mercury that have been used to light the inside of car trunks and hoods.

Trashing mercury, heavy metals is now illegal
Whittier Daily News - Whittier,CA,USA
... Starting Thursday, it will be illegal to throw away products containing mercury or heavy metals, including batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury ...
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Good riddance, mercury
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Last week's announcement that Nevada and not New Haven would become the nation's mercury dumping ground was welcome news. Removing ...
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Panel seeks bounty on mercury devices
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Devices the size of a cell phone may be adding toxic mercury pollution to Utah's air, soil and water. The first substitute for HB138 ...

State opposes federal plan to store mercury at Hawthorne
Nevada Appeal Sat, 04 Feb 2006 4:16 AM PST
Nevada officials say they haven't given up the fight to block U.S. Defense Department plans to move 3,000 metric tons of mercury to the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot.

Mercury depot must be cleaned, Souder demands
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Sat, 04 Feb 2006 0:22 AM PST
NEW HAVEN – Rep. Mark Souder on Friday praised the federal government’s decision to move the 614 tons of mercury stored at the New Haven Depot, but he said the fight is not over.

Nevada governor opposes proposed mercury shipments
phillyburbs.com Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:11 PM PST
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Gov. Kenny Guinn said Friday that he'll fight a plan to ship more than 4,400 metric tons of toxic mercury stored in four states, including New Jersey, to an Army depot in central Nevada, where more than 300,000 tons of old ammunition and bombs is stored.

Nevada governor opposes proposed mercury shipments
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
... Kenny Guinn said Friday that he'll fight a plan to ship more than 4,400 metric tons of toxic mercury stored in four states, including New Jersey, to an Army ...
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Governor concerned about proposed mercury shipments to Nevada
KRNV - Reno,NV,USA
Governor Guinn says he'll fight a plan a plan to ship more than 4,400 metric tons of toxic mercury stored in four other states to a dump in central Nevada that ...

Mercury will leave New Haven
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:00 AM PST
It will be shipped to a depot in Nevada for long-term storage. More than 16,000 steel containers of liquid mercury could be moved out of a federally owned New Haven storage facility as soon as next year.

Bill aims to reduce products containing mercury
Eyewitness News - East Providence,RI,USA
BOSTON House lawmakers are expected to consider a bill today that would phase out products containing mercury. Environmentalists ...
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Stockpiled Mercury Moved From Jersey Facility
CBS 3 - Philadelphia,PA,USA
... AP) TRENTON, NJ Nearly three-thousand metric tons of mercury that has been stockpiled in Hillsborough since the height of the Cold War will be moved to Nevada. ...

Group takes action against mercury contamination
KTVA - Anchorage,AK,USA
Three organizations are taking part in a program to keep mercury out of the environment. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ...

Beware of mercury inside thermometers
Journal Online - Manila,Philippines
However, it may take three to seven years for the Philippines to eliminate mercury in all of its health care facilities, said engineer Ana Trinidad Rivera, of ...

Hazardous Waste Rules
Daily Democrat - Woodland,CA,USA
... Those once-innocuous electronics are now on a long list of hazardous materials barred from landfills because they contain mercury, corrosive chemicals or heavy ...
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Chemical tied to Teflon rivals mercury, PCBs
The Olympian Thu, 26 Jan 2006 6:14 AM PST
CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to list a toxic chemical used to make Teflon alongside such well-known persistent pollutants as mercury, lead and PCBs, signaling increasing alarm about its effects on human health.

Pilot program to help contractors recycle mercury thermostats in ...
Waste News - Akron,OH,USA
Jan. 24 -- Contractors in Oregon and Indiana now have a financial incentive to recycle thermostats that contain mercury under a new pilot program. ...

Lower Cape contributes to mercury collection efforts
Cape Codder - Orleans,MA,USA
Residents and businesses of Cape Cod succeeded in keeping more than 100 pounds of mercury out of the environment in 2005 by joining the Barnstable County ...

Low-Mercury Linear Fluorescent T8 Lamps are TCLP-compliant.
Industrial News Room - New York,NY,USA
... SLi T8 lamps designated Terra-Lux are low-mercury models meeting the US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). ...

Bills on invasive species and mercury in cars to be heard
Chesterton Tribune Tue, 17 Jan 2006 1:03 PM PST
Two bills affecting the environment -- one addressing invasive species in Indiana’s lakes and the other banning mercury components in vehicles -- were up for a hearing today in the Indiana Legislature.
 
GAO Report: EPA Needs to Clarify the Types of Mercury Waste That ...
YubaNet - Nevada City,CA,USA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating hazardous wastes (such as mercury) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...

Doctors, Children's Advocates, Public Health Organizations and Hospitals Announce Support for Governor's Mercury
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 11 Jan 2006 9:11 AM PST
A strong coalition of doctors, children's advocates, public health organizations and hospitals today commended Governor Blagojevich's new mercury pollution reduction plan and announced their support.

Hospitals to cut mercury use
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
Hospitals across the state will reduce their use of mercury- containing equipment and cut down on the mercury waste they generate under an agreement announced ...

 

 

 

 


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