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An Old Reliable May Be On Way Out: Rising Fear of Mercury Spurs Drive to Get Rid of Traditional Thermometers [PDF]
Abstract: News report about the problems associated with the mercury thermometers.
Source: USA Today
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/101/phasing_out.pd
f

Boston Bans Sales of Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Describes Boston City Council's decision to ban the sale of mercury thermometers.
Source: CNN
URL: http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article
_b3d51b41-65a0-51cc-afe5-d4f938c5d00b.html

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#thermometer

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
URL: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/109/5
/e71

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
URL: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/109/5
/e71

Purdue University: Identifying Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: How to identify mercury thermometers.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.purdue.edu/rem/hmm/mercinfo.htm

Selecting Non-Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Compares the accuracy of different types of thermometers.
Source: Sustainable Hospitals/Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
URL: http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/HTMLSrc/IP_Merc_FTNonmer
c.html


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City Bans Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Audio report discusses the ban on sale of mercury thermometers in the city of Duluth, Minnesota.
Source: Great Lakes Radio Consortium
URL: http://www.environmentreport.org/story.php?story_id=710


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Land Disposal Restrictions
Abstract: Introduction to Land Disposal Restrictions under RCRA. This is Chapter 6 of the RCRA Orientation Manual.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/ldr/


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Broken Mercury Thermometers [PDF]
Abstract: Contains information about cleaning up mercury spills and alternative thermometers.
Source: Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Office
URL: http://www.ehs.harvard.edu/sites/ehs.harvard.edu/files/chemi
cal_hygiene_plan.pdf

IMERC Fact Sheet: Mercury Use in Measuring Devices
Abstract: "Mercury Use in Measuring Devices" summarizes the use of mercury in devices that conduct some form of measurement, including barometers, thermometers, manometers, blood pressure cuffs, and others.
Source: IMERC
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/me
asuring_devices.cfm


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Mercury Laws, Ordinances, and Resolutions
Abstract: This is Health Care Without Harm's List of states and municipalities that have passed laws or ordinances limiting the manufacture, sale and/or distribution of mercury fever themometers.
Source: Health Care Without Harm
URL: http://www.hcwh.org/us_canada/issues/toxins/mercury/laws.php
#state

Still Using Mercury-In-Glass Thermometers? [PDF]
Abstract: Marketing information for STOLAB Thermometry Products but does contain good reasons for getting rid of mercury thermometers.
Source: Stow Laboratories, Inc.
URL: http://www.stolab.com/905-sec.pdf


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How to Plan and Hold a Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchange [PDF]
Abstract: Advice on holding a mercury thermometer exchange for the public, work place, or through schools.
Source: Health Care Without Harm
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/26/25006.pdf


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Frequently Asked Questions About Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Why are mercury thermometers an issue? Do they really contain that much mercury? This report tries to answer some of these common doubts about mercury thermometers.
Source: US Environment Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/06/05732.htm

How to Publicize a Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchange
Abstract: Examples of a press release, public service announcement, flyer and poster that can be edited to advertise a fever thermometer exchange in your community.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
URL: http://v3.mmsd.com/DentistOfficesMercury.aspx

Mercury-free Medical Thermometers
Abstract: Information on vendors that provide mercury-free medical thermometers.
Source: Sustainable Hospitals/Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
URL: http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/cgi-bin/DB_Report.cgi?px
=W&rpt=Cat&id=15

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