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Re: [greenyes] Mercury Toys


On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:43:38 -0400 , you wrote:

>Hello All:
>
>Recently I heard about a toy that was included with a Kellog's cereal that
>contains a mercury battery. Evidently, some states are questioning the
>wisdom of including a mercury containing device with a breakfast cereal.
>Does anybody have any thoughts on this? I've had some elected officials
>asking for my take on it. Honestly, this is the first I've heard of it.
>
>If properly packaged, is there any danger from including this sort of
>product in with cereal? Any info/case studies, etc. would be greatly
>appreciated.

If you heat the battery up to about 150oF for 20 minutes or so the
cell will probably leak, yes. I'm not sure if the cereal would be
edible, however.
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