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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Mercury Use in Measuring Devices

Title:
Mercury Use in Measuring Devices

Abstract:
This Fact Sheet summarizes the use of mercury in devices that conduct some form of measurement, including barometers, thermometers, manometers, blood pressure cuffs, and others. It includes the total amount of mercury in all of these products that were sold in the U.S. in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010. The information in the Fact Sheet is based on data submitted to the state members of the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) including Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The data is available online through the IMERC Mercury-Added Products Database.

URL:
http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/measuring_devices_2014.pdf

Source:
NEWMOA

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
January 2014

Associated Sectors:

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