The EU has now banned the barometer. Why?
British Labour MEP, Linda McAvan, welcomed the ban: “Research has shown that even at low doses mercury is extremely harmful to human health.”
Erm, no. I examined this question a while back and found the evidence lacking.
But wait, there’s more:
She added: “If even US states, the latest being New Hampshire, are passing laws banning mercury devices in a country where environmental issues are not usually a priority, I cannot see why the European Union should carry on allowing their production.”
Environmental issues aren’t a priority here. Really?