In California alone, a 2009 industry study estimated between 5.1 million and 10.5 million mercury thermostats were still in use in California at the time. At four grams of mercury per thermostat, this equals between 22.5 and 46.2 tons of mercury still on the walls in California.And yet people are using hundreds of millions if not BILLIONS of CFL light bulbs that contain mercury. The double standard is astounding.
The industry study also estimates that, each year in California, more than 200,000 old mercury thermostats will be removed from buildings through 2016, and from 2017 to 2032, at least another 100,000 mercury thermostats will be removed annually from California buildings.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
California Issues Precedent Setting Rules to Collect Tons of Additional Mercury from Old Thermostats
Another grand example of CA's war on consumers with the weapon of diminishing returns.