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Mercury and Mercury Spills

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Publication 12683

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At least 16 states have banned the use of thermometers, barometers, and other instruments containing mercury. Eleven states also prohibit the use of elemental mercury in schools and hospitals. The laws limit the ability of manufacturers to sell mercury or mercury-added products. The purpose of laws banning the sale of mercury is to eliminate nonessential uses of mercury and reduce its environmental release. In response to these laws, Flinn Scientific has discontinued the sale of elemental mercury, mercury compounds, and mercury thermometers. The following information may be helpful to you.