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Mercury fever thermometers

Mercury fever thermometers are a significant source of mercury to the
environment, and if a broken mercury thermometer isn't cleaned up properly,
the mercury can get into the air and pose a health risk in the user's home. 
There are several good, environmentally-friendly alternatives to mercury

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about mercury fever
thermometers, and learn why retailers should consider discontinuing the sale
of mercury thermometers, and why many state and local agencies are
encouraging the use of non-mercury alternatives and the proper disposal of
mercury thermometers.

Contact: Alexis Cain, USEPA Region 5