Mercury Thermometers

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Updated on March 11, 2018

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Instructions

Drop off at the Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility.

Alternatives

Use a 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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