mercury thermometer


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mercury thermometer

[′mər·kyə·rē thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A liquid-in-glass thermometer or a liquid-in-metal thermometer using mercury as the liquid.
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Mercury thermometers used to be given preference because of their precision over a wider temperature range, in addition to their low cost.
NEVER throw it or a mercury thermometer in the trash.
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Mercurochrome is no longer manufactured, mercury thermometers and electrical switches are being phased out, and counties and municipalities are conducting recycling and safe-disposal programs for mercury-containing devices.
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A few are marked with the brand names of familiar U.S., UK and German companies that source their mercury thermometers from the Unilever plant in Kodaikanal, including BA Baxter India, Cheseborough Ponds Inc., Trimpeks and AB Franklin.
Mercury thermometers pose a threat to human health and the environment when broken or disposed of as trash.
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A typical mercury thermometer contains less than half a gram of mercury.
After a caller reported getting contradictory advice from local officials on how to dispose of a mercury thermometer, Bruce Ruck and his colleagues at the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System in Newark launched a survey of 80 state, local, and county environmental and health offices.