From 2 April only digital thermometers are available for sale in Italy. Thermometers containing mercury have now been banned, in line with a 2006 European Union directive to reduce the use and spread of the highly toxic substance in the environment.

Anyone who still owns one of the old-fashioned and potentially dangerous items may still use it but must eventually dispose of it at one of two special AMS sites in Rome: Campo Boario (Piramide) tel. 065741203) or Via dei Campi Sportivi 100 (Acqua Acetosa) tel. 068076120.

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Wanted in Rome is a monthly magazine in English for expatriates in Rome established in 1985. The magazine covers Rome news stories that may be of interest to English and Italian speaking residents, and tourists as well. The publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
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