Mercury Thermometers

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Updated on July 24, 2020

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Instructions

Dispose of at the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 2100 E 7th St, Oakland, CA 94606, (800) 606-6606.

Alternatives

Use a digital non-mercury thermometer instead.

Facts

Mercury is poisonous and is being phased out of use in many industries. In several states, it is now illegal to sell mercury thermometers, and many countries have banned the use of mercury thermometers in hospitals and schools.

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