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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Euro Nanny to Ban Mercury

Apparently, next time we are sick, we should steer clear of the mercury thermometer, Euro Nanny says its dangerous.

European Union lawmakers called on Tuesday for an EU-wide ban on mercury in most thermometers, hoping to minimise the risk posed by the toxic heavy metal to humans, ecosystem and wildlife.
Makes you wonder how many cases of poisoning have happened due to mercury thermometers. Especially when the total usage of mecury in the EU is only 33 tonnes per year. But I shouldn't be cynical should I, its all because they care about us.

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