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Background and Overview
Collection & Exchange
Alternative Products
Handling, Recycling & Disposal
Spills
Mercury Reduction Programs
Where To Go for Help
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Mercury Thermometers and Your Family's Health
How to handle mercury thermometers in the home.
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Mercury-Thermometers: Table of Contents

Welcome to the Mercury-Thermometers Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview - Information on where thermometers are used.

Collection & Exchange - Tips for state and local programs interested in sponsoring a thermometer exchange program; also contains helpful tools.

Alternative Products - Discussion of mercury-free alternatives and why they are preferrable.

Handling, Recycling & Disposal - Includes requirements and lists of recyclers.

Spills - How to clean up spills when they occur.

Mercury Reduction Programs - Activities of assistance programs focused on reducing mercury emissions.

Where To Go for Help - Experts in the northeast and nationally that can answer any questions you werenÂ’t able to answer by using this topic hub.

Complete List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

Topic Hub™ Last Updated: 07/13/2006
This Topic Hub is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2RX)™
The Mercury-Thermometers Topic Hub was developed by:
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Contact email:abray@newmoa.org

Peaks to Prairies is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange™, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WRPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).