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RE: [greenyes] Mercury Toys

And where do we all think this mercury will end up? Duh, the
landfill... isn't that enough reason to pass a law?

Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle, Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Pasterz [mailto:ppasterz@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 10:04 AM
To: greenyes@no.address; Jeffrey.Aluotto@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Mercury Toys

I question the advisabliity of using ANY mercury battery when there are
alternatives! Even if this is not a danger of directly contaiminating
the certainly could directly contaminate the child who is
playing with the toy, if they open it an swallow the battery.

>>> "Aluotto, Jeffrey" <Jeffrey.Aluotto@no.address> 07/01/04
09:43AM >>>
Hello All:

Recently I heard about a toy that was included with a Kellog's cereal
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


Jeffrey W. Aluotto
Hamilton County Solid Waste District
250 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-946-7719 phone
513-946-7779 fax

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