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[GreenYes] Using mercury to balance wheels.


Title: [GreenYes] Using mercury to balance wheels.

Dear GreenYes ~

One of the major toxics used in a variety of products is liquid mercury. And, according to a recent study for EPA, some 3 times as much mercury is emitted to the environment each year from products in th US as compared to the amount emitted to the air from utility smoke stacks.

One of the products that uses liquid mercury is known as "Balancemasters", which uses mercury as a balancing agent for auto and truck tires, etc.  http://www.balancemasters.com/home.html  Recently, there was a mercury spill in Ohio from this product.

I would urge all recyclers to work to eliminate the use of mercury in products, and to recover mercury from exisiting products, whether from thermostats, light switches in auto trucks and hoods, manometers and barometers, or a wide variety of other products.

John


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