Skip to comments.NY law requires collecting old thermostats
Posted on 12/22/2013 5:07:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60sEdited on 12/22/2013 5:44:51 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring manufacturers of thermostats with mercury to collect their old temperature controls in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment.
The measure requires they establish collection programs and in 2015 start filing annual reports on collections.
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...
Broken thermostats can release mercury into the air.
Unlike the millions of CFLs the law requires us to buy.
Sponsors say mercury exposure has been shown to impair brain development, with federal estimates suggesting 300,000 to 630,000 infants annually are born in the U.S. with mercury levels high enough to reduce intelligence.
That explains the idiot politicians
What's that in CFLs?
I guess they don't want people making quick and easy motion detector switches.
Honeywell has been doing this for years
And in our household, every cut was treated with real Mercurochrome.
Kids like me used to play with mercury because it had odd characteristics. Does that explain my sometimes irrelevant posts?
First they came for the Lead paint, but I was np painter so it mattered not.
Then they came for Cigarettes, but I didn’t Smoke, so it mattered not
Now they want my damned thermostat.
Where does it end.
The sun is known to cause retinal burn collect that Cuomo.
This is the same thing as letting eagles be slaughtered by wind farms by the hundreds while punishing the oil industry for the one or eagles they accidentally kill.
I think every kid back in the day played with mercury.
The modern American political class is criminally insane. They are the living explanation for historical phenomena like inquisitions, witch trials and yes, Stalin, Pol Pot and The Third Reich. Rapacious lunatics with power.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring manufacturers of thermostats with mercury to collect their old temperature controls in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment. “
And just exactly where did mercury come from ?
I love it when they go on about mecury levels in lakes in California only to find out it has come from natural sources. Same with oil leaks off the coast.
Recently, some group went after pharmacuetical companies for having mecury in vaccines. Seemingly, a very small amount of mercury in a vaccine allows certain vaccines to go unrefrigerated. This is extremely important when vaccinated people in Africa, central America, etc. It is hard enough to get vaccines to these places without lugging a fridge along.
I find it hard to believe that were every thermostat in the US to be mishandled that it would cause serious health or environmental impacts.
Same thing with the plastics in canned goods. The plastic lining alledgedly is a carcinogen, but the real numbers show far more would die from botulistic canned goods than would ever die from cancer laced cans.
yeah my mom used that on me. if she was out of iodine.
this is big brother think.
if we declare it fine, it’s fine. if we declare it bad, it’s bad. do not effing argue with us or we’ll shoot your dog and take your house.
Remember tincture of iodine? Detergent with Phosphates ? Model airplane glue with acetone ? Carbon Tetrachloride ? Darvons ?
in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment.Guess these genii never heard of cinnabar? We can only get stuff out of the environment, after all.
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