Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/08

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Battery adapter wanted (became a long story)
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 08:21:05 -0400

I'm just guessing here, and I'm an easy person to correct, but it seems to
me that there's much more mercury in a standard flourescent light bulb than
in any weensy mercury battery, and we (meaning society)  dumps far more of
those tubes in the trash than we do spent batteries. 

Dan C.

At 08:03 AM 08-09-00 -0400, Buzz Hausner wrote:
>Trust me, Hans-Peter, mercury is one very nasty environmental contaminant,
>it is extremely toxic in even small doses and it may be both ingested in its
>liquid form and inhaled as a vapor.  EU and US regulators were unusually
>wise in banning the production of mercury batteries.  They were not being
>capriciously mean to devotees of old photographic equipment.