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EPA Mercury Fever Thermometers: Alternatives and Spill Clean Up
Abstract: Links to alternatives for mercury thermometers and what to do in case of a spill, government actions etc.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada

How Should a Fever Thermometer Be Disposed Of? A Survey of Those Likely to be Asked
Abstract: Survey by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System of 80 state and local officials regarding disposal of mercury thermometers.
Source: Pediatrics

Purdue University: Identifying Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: How to identify mercury thermometers.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Selecting Non-Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Compares the accuracy of different types of thermometers.
Source: Sustainable Hospitals/Lowell Center for Sustainable Production


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Hub Last Updated: 1/8/2013