mercury thermometer


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mercury thermometer

A thermometer containing mercury for measurement of temperature. Mercury thermometers are seldom employed because they are an important source of heavy metal pollution of rivers, streams, and aquatic life.
See also: thermometer
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Residents brought their wrapped mercury thermometers to five libraries for disposal and exchange.
In the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement about the health hazards of environmental mercury, and urged physicians and parents to stop using mercury thermometers and to dispose of them properly.
Formerly a medicine-cabinet staple, these mercury thermometers have lately been ruled a public health hazard.
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1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and devised the temperature scale bearing his name, was born.
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To this group, the American health-care system has always been in critical condition, and there's no memory of a mercury thermometer being shaken down.