mercury contamination

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…

President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

Article: President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – A bill introduced by Senator Barack Obama that will help protect Americans and people around the world from mercury poisoning by banning the export of elemental mercury from the United States, was signed into law last night by President George W. Bush. Senator Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate,…