The vast majority of consumer products in Denmark do not contain mercury. However, there are some products where the use of mercury is essential for the function.
An example is energy-saving light bulbs. These light bulbs should therefore be disposed of properly not be disposed of with household refuse. This will of course also apply to any old mercury-containing thermometers, barometers, etc. in the home.
If an energy-saving light bulb breaks, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Working Environment Authority and the National Board of Health have jointly prepared the following advice: Når sparepæren går i stykker . (In Danish)