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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Mercury Use in Switches & Relays

Mercury Use in Switches & Relays

This Fact Sheet summarizes the use of mercury in switches and relays sold as individual components and within final products, such as automobiles, space heaters, or pumps. 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:
January 2014

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