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RE: What are common sources of Mercury?

I searched our P2Infohouse database  found at our web site, below my name, and found two articles that fit your bill. Type in mercury in the first box of the search engine and household in the second box. The older house furnace/air conditioner thermostats included a mercury switch. Most of the  newer thermostats, the digital types you can program, do not contain the mercury switch.

Rudy Moehrbach
Waste Reduction Resource Center
1639 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1699
Tel 1-800-476-8686
Fax 919-715-1612
Web Site http://wrrc.p2pays.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Gonzalez, Raul [mailto:raulg@utep.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:46 PM
To: P2TECH (E-mail)
Subject: What are common sources of Mercury?

A teacher inquired about possible sources of Mercury in schools and households. The ones I am familiar with are laboratories and thermometers, but there must be some other sources out there. Does anyone know of other sources of mercury in both households and schools?
Raul E. Gonzalez                                   
Program Manager
Southwest Pollution Prevention Center
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University--Burges Hall 4th floor
El Paso, TX  79902
Ph: (915) 747-6273
Fx: (915) 747-5437
E-mail: raulg@miners.utep.edu