GLRPPR Sector Resource: Mercury Use in Thermostats
Mercury Use in Thermostats
This Fact Sheet summarizes the use of mercury in thermostats found in residences, businesses,
and industrial settings, including thermostats sold as stand-alone units and as components within
heating and cooling equipment. It includes the total amount of mercury in all 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.
Date of Publication:
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