Another Triumph for Science!

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?