Duluth, MN Mercury Thermometer Ban

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Duluth, MN, US

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Type: Municipal Code

Status: Adopted on 3/6/00

Source File: (Missing)

Text:

Sec. 28-61. Sale and purchase of various mercury containing devices prohibited. Unless otherwise provided by state or federal law:

(a) No person shall sell at retail or offer for sale at retail within the city any fever thermometer or basal thermometer containing mercury;

(b) No public or private school in Duluth offering kindergarten, elementary, junior high school or high school classes shall purchase bulk elemental mercury or mercury compounds for use in classrooms;

(c) For purposes of this paragraph, the words “mercury sphygmomanometer” means a mercury containing device used to measure blood pressure. No person shall sell, purchase, install or reinstall a mercury sphygmomanometer within the city;

(d) For the purposes of this paragraph the words “gastrointestinal devices” means a mercury containing device passed into the gastrointestinal tract commonly referred to as a Miller Abbott tube, cantor tube or bougie or as feeding tubes. Gastrointestinal devices may not be sold or purchased within the city;

(e) For the purposes of this paragraph, the word “thermostat” means a device commonly used to sense and, through electrical communication with heating, cooling or ventilation equipment, control room temperature. No person shall sell or install in a commercial or residential building in the city any thermostat that contains mercury;

(f) For the purposes of this paragraph, the word “barometer” means a device used to measure atmospheric pressure. No person shall sell or purchase a barometer which contains mercury within the city unless such sale or purchase is required by federal regulations;

(g) For the purposes of this paragraph, the word “psychrometer” means a device used to measure relative humidity. No person shall sell or purchase a psychrometer which contains mercury within the city unless such sale or purchase is required by federal regulations.
(Ord. No. 9441, 3-6-2000, §1; Ord. No. 9561, 9-23-2002, §1.)

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