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Subject 290-5-12 USE OF HATTERS' MERCURIAL CARROTING SOLUTIONS

Rule 290-5-12-.01 Definitions

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of these regulations the following terms are defined:

(a) Hatters' Fur is any animal fiber or other substance used in the manufacture of hats, which is treated or otherwise prepared by the process of, or, in a manner similar to that of carroting.
(b) Carroting is the process of treating hatters' fur with mercury nitrate or any other solution or material for the purpose of rendering the hatters' fur suitable in the manufacture of hats.
(c) Mercurial carrot is any solution or material containing mercury or its compounds in combination with nitric acid or other materials and used in the carroting or preparation of hatters' fur.

Rule 290-5-12-.02 Prohibiting Use of Mercurial Carrot

Effective December 1, 1941, the use of mercurial carrot in the preparation of hatters' fur, or the use of mercurial carroted hatters' fur in the manufacture of hats, is prohibited. Provided, that any hat manufacturer or fur cutter in this State having mercurial carroted hatters' fur on hand December 1, 1941, may use said fur until it is consumed.