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Pennsylvania Debuts Thermostat Recycling to Lower Mercury Risk

Article: Pennsylvania Debuts Thermostat Recycling to Lower Mercury Risk

PAOLI, Pennsylvania, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – That thermostat on the wall that allows residents to control the temperature of their rooms contains the deadly neurotoxin mercury. But fewer Pennsylvanians will face mercury exposure now that Pennsylvania’s new Mercury-Free Thermostat Law is in place, say state environmental regulators. “This law is another means of protecting…

New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

Article: New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make…