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.
What about the planet Mercury? Shouldn’t it be destroyed? Change its name?
we played with a big glob in college
Do you believe the gall of these phonies. They want our old thermostats we so will buy the new ones they can control. My electric co. offered to pay for a new for me. Nice of them, but I like the one I got. I also aint got any of the new light bulbs. Will this stuff never end?
That old mercury in thermostats is SEALED in glass.
300,000 to 630,000
If you are going to guess at a number, go big. Make it 300,000,000 to 600,000,000. Oh, because then it would be easy to see you are lying to the people again.
On a side note, the left seems so concern for “the children” yet would have no trouble aborting those same 300,000 to 630,000 children
FYI, that has been removed because the mfg are gutless, PC and grab their ankles for whiny EnviroTards.
It is perfectly legal to buy the phosphate and add it to your dishwasher or laundry. And it does make a difference.
Here is where I buy it:
PS: The dirty little secret the EnviroTards won't talk about is that this is not the kind of phosphate that causes environmental problems like eutrophication. But the facts be damned.
My first thought as well. The idiots worry about a tiny source of
mercury while ignoring a HUGE source because of their agenda, which has nothing to do with the environment. I suspect that the total amount of mercury vapor in all of those cfl bulbs in aggregate would be staggering if we knew.
I’ve about had it with this stupid tablet!
Sorry about the goofy line breaks.
“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.”
They should have contacted the Ultimate Data Manipulators, Jones-Hansen-Mann, who would have shown them how to present non-significant data in an apocalyptic manner. Data should have been presented as an estimated possible 30,000,000 defective infants born annually with probable autistic defects.
“I think every kid back in the day played with mercury.”
I played with it.
“Kids like me used to play with mercury because it had odd characteristics. Does that explain my sometimes irrelevant posts?”
No. Playing with mercury is cool.
However, be careful of rubbing elbows with politicians who display odd characteristics. :)
You can be sure someone related to someone in a position of power already has a business designed to capitalize on this law.
We dismantled my dad’s old lab equipment and amassed a film cannister of the stuff. We would play with it, throw it, lose beads in the shag carpet....I try to use it as an excuse for my behavior now.
Of course. They write laws to benefit themselves and their friends and allies.
You’ll take my old mercury fever thermometer out of my cold dead hands. This is absurd, considering how many people of my generation played with mercury as kids. It’s not a good metal, but it’s not deadly in small doses, either.
Maybe this explains algore. They could probably crack his noggin and mine it for enough mercury to make a bunch of squiggly bulbs.
They need the mercury for recycling into vaccine additives.
And you didn’t go blind?
It is America's version of Great Britain.
Hell, we had a pint bottle of it. That stuff was fun to play with.
I did the same thing. I found it cool to pool mercury in the cradle of my palm. But I have since wised up. Now at an older age, I switched to Gallium. It’s much safer. It also does really cool things like eat through aluminum. You can make copies of keys with it too.
You can have my old mercury thermostat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
I dare you to name one who doesn't! ;-)
(I'd rather take my chances with mercury...)
NY is more stringent than Singapore without the cleanliness and the tax break.
What freaking hell holes liberals make.
I swallowed about a gram of elemental mercury when I was about 13, and have had acute mercury vapor poisoning twice from being careless when doing some metallurgical work as an adult...
And I’ll put my IQ and my overall health up against Cuomo’s any time.
Elemental mercury is pretty harmless. You don’t want to ingest much mercury chloride or other mercury compounds, especially halides, or eat grains treated with it, or eat meat that ate the grains treated with it.
But I’d rather live above an open vat of mercury than be governed by a Democrat. .
You forgot a few things... they’ve taken your dishwasher and laundry detergents (phosphates), your dishwashers and washing machines (not enough water to do the job), your toilets, your REAL non-ethanol gasoline, your dignity at airports, your privacy, your children to be indoctrinated at government schools, and as much money as they can squeeze out of you.
Did I leave anything out?
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