State Mercury-Added Product Notification & Labeling - An Overview
This webpage is designed to help manufacturers, importers, and distributors of mercury-added products understand how to comply with Labeling and Notification requirements in Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State.
What is a Mercury-added Product?
A mercury-added product is a product, a commodity, a chemical, a product with one or more components, or a product that cannot function without the use of that component, that contains mercury or a mercury compound intentionally added to the product, commodity, chemical, or component in order to provide a specific characteristic, appearance, or quality, or to perform a specific function, or for any other reason. These products include formulated mercury-added products and fabricated mercury-added products.
A fabricated mercury-added product is a combination of individual components, one or more of which has mercury added, that combine to make a single unit.
A formulated mercury-added product is a chemical product, including but not limited to laboratory chemicals, cleaning products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and coating materials that are sold as a consistent mixture of chemicals.