University Safety and Assurances

Chemical Safety

Specific Chemical Information:
  • Wisconsin Ban on Mercury-Containing Products

    The State of Wisconsin has placed a ban on the sale of certain mercury –containing products.  In other words, you will no longer be able to buy the following items containing mercury without an exemption.

    mercury switches

    thermometers

    manometers

    barometers

    mercury-added thermostats

    esophageal dilators

    bougie tubes

    gastrointestinal tube

    flowmeters

    hydrometers

    hygrometers

    psychrometers

    pyrometers

    sphygmomanometer

    Mercury salts and other compounds are not banned for sale to University of Wisconsin campuses.  For more details about the 2009 Wisconsin Act 44 and other information about the mercury ban and exemptions, see UW System's publication.

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