How Much Mercury Is in a Thermometer?

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The amount of mercury in a thermometer can vary on the size of the thermometer itself. In a large thermometer you can have 3 grams. With the development of the digital thermometer most household no longer use a mercury thermometer. You can find more information here: www.in.gov/idem/4250.htm
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A thermometer used at home for detecting a fever usually contains around 1/2 of a gram of mercury. Under the right conditions, even this small amount can be dangerous.
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1. Shake your thermometer like you normally would. Do this to determine whether the issue is actually a mercury separation. If it is, proceed to Step 2. 2. Find a very soft surface.
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The typical "fever thermometer" contains between 0.5 to 3 g (3 to 1.7
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1. Inspect the thermometer for damage. Do not use it anymore if it is cracked or damaged in any way. It has served its life and needs to be disposed of properly (see Warnings below)
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