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Law Summary

Mercury thermometers may not be sold in the city.

Full Text of the Law

MERCURY THERMOMETER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 42
Section 2.

Retail Sale Prohibited. A person shall not sell or supply (including online retail) mercury fever thermometers to consumers and patients, except by prescription. The manufacturers of mercury fever thermometers shall supply clear instructions on the careful handling of the thermometer to avoid breakage and proper cleanup should a breakage occur with all mercury fever thermometers sold through prescriptions.

(ADOPTED JANUARY 16, 2001)


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