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RE: Anyone know the chemicals in digital thermometers?

Most digital thermometers use a thermoresistor/thermistor in which
resistance changes with temperature.  The resistance is measured and
converted to a corresponding temperature.  Hope this helps a little.

-----Original Message-----
From: Buxbaum.Diane@epamail.epa.gov
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 1:54 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Anyone know the chemicals in digital thermometers?

Do not want to encourage hospitals to give out what may be as harmful as Hg


Diane D. Buxbaum, MPH
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Compliance Assistance and Program Support Branch
290 Broadway, 21st Floor, East
New York, New York 10007
212-637-3919 (fax 212-637-4086)