Massachusetts Kicks Off Mercury Thermometer Exchange

Date: February 7, 2002

Source: News Room

The state of Massachusetts has initiated a statewide mercury thermometer exchange program, sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Other partners include the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association, Health Care Without Harm and Clean Water Action. Between February 10th and February 23rd, customers will be able to exchange their mercury thermometers for safer digital thermometers at pharmacy locations across the state. Consumers can bring their mercury thermometers to any participating pharmacy and receive a free digital replacement thermometer. As part of the program, 360 participating pharmacies statewide have agreed to voluntarily remove mercury thermometers from their shelves.

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