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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.



Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
December 2015

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