Mercury Containing Products Commonly Found in Homes
Effective January 1, 2003, the California Mercury Reduction Act banned the sale of many products containing mercury. Even though they are banned from California’s marketplace, these mercury containing products still are frequently found in homes.
|Thermometers || |
|Thermostats || |
|Button Cell Batteries || |
|Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and CFLs) || |
|Mercury switches (in automobiles and appliances) || |
|Barometers || |
|Blood pressure gauges || |
|Mercury-Added Novelties. This category includes practical jokes |
items, figurines, jewelry, toys, games, cards, ornaments, yard
statues, and figures, candles, holiday decorations, and foot-wear
that contain mercury or mercury batteries. Effective January 1, 2003,
the California Mercury Reduction Act banned sale of mercury-added
novelties in this state, but some people still have them in their homes.
|Some cosmetics (e.g. skin lightening creams) || |
|Banned pesticides and latex paint || |
How Do You Know If A Product Contains Mercury?