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Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

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Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

I only see digital ones. Chat Icon

Posted 3/7/08 11:49 PM
 
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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

I was thinking about that last week. I haven't seen them anywhere... I'll keep a look out though!

Posted 3/8/08 12:22 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

I bought one recently at a CVS Pharmacy.

Posted 3/8/08 1:31 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

I know they dont sell them at the babies stores anymore.

Posted 3/8/08 7:39 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

My mom and I were just talking about this because I have the flu and the got 3 different temps with the digital...one was 123.2 Chat Icon

Posted 3/8/08 7:47 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

Posted by Sweets13

My mom and I were just talking about this because I have the flu and the got 3 different temps with the digital...one was 123.2 Chat Icon



I got all 94.5 and 94.6, then went to the doctor and it was 100.3 the same day! The digital ones stink!

Posted 3/8/08 8:41 AM
 

MissJones
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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

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Posted by Sweets13

My mom and I were just talking about this because I have the flu and the got 3 different temps with the digital...one was 123.2 Chat Icon



I got all 94.5 and 94.6, then went to the doctor and it was 100.3 the same day! The digital ones stink!



Chat Icon Chat Icon Oh jeez...I got 102.5 using a basal one.

i know if they break, they are dangerous, but I just felt it was better and I've searched and I see them nowhere!!! Chat Icon

Posted 3/8/08 8:56 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

yup. I bought one recently at Walmart (not a fan of the store, but it's so close to my job and I really needed one)

it looks like the mercury style, but has no mercury in it.

Posted 3/8/08 8:59 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

Suffolk County has a law banning mercury thermometers.

Posted 3/8/08 9:47 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

Posted by DancinBarefoot

Suffolk County has a law banning mercury thermometers.



Really? Chat Icon I guess that's a good thing Chat Icon

Posted 3/8/08 9:50 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

I was looking for one the other day and asked at the pharmacy. They told me that they don't always keep them in stock (and only ever get a few at a time) because they aren't big sellers anymore due to worries about the mercury. It's basically hit or miss if you can find them.

You're probably better off calling the pharmacy before you go to see if they have them in stock or ordering them online.

ETA -- I live in Nassau, but I was at a CVS in Suffolk b/c I needed a thermometer for my horses... They didn't say anything about not being allowed to sell them. They actually even told me they had a few in stock just a few days before but sold out... However, I looked it up and there does appear to be an ordinance that was passed in 2001 to ban the sale of mercury thermometers in 2001. I guess the woman was misinformed... Maybe try Nassau county stores or order online???

Message edited 3/8/2008 10:01:46 AM.

Posted 3/8/08 9:57 AM
 

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Re: Do they make old fashioned glass/mercury thermometers anymore?

They still make and sell analog liquid-filled thermometers, just not with the deadly mercury.

From wikipedia:

The liquid used can be pure ethanol or toluene or kerosene or iso-amyl acetate, depending on manufacturer and working temperature range. Since these are transparent, the liquid is made more visible by the addition of a red or blue dye. One half of the glass containing the capillary is usually enamelled white or yellow to give a background for reading the scale.

Posted 3/8/08 3:42 PM
 
 

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