Biocides, pesticides and fungicides produced before 1994 used mercury to kill fungus, weeds and pests. Most new pesticides are free of mercury.

Mercury in Products

Many common household products contain mercury. Click on the images below to find out more about each one. And if you have one of these items, please don't toss them into the trash! Please dispose of them properly at a drop-off location or as instructed by your municipality.