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Re: [APD] Re: Temperature, Thermometers & Mercury

Quoting the article from the link below:

"The degree of mercury?s toxicity depends on the form and route of exposure. You can swallow the liquid form of elemental mercury without much fear because it doesn?t easily penetrate the lining of the stomach and intestines. On the other hand, liquid mercury vaporizes at room temperature, and when you inhale the vapor it moves right from the lungs to the bloodstream to the brain. A broken thermometer can release enough mercury vapor to poison the air in a room­one reason why some cities and several states discourage the sale of mercury fever thermometers. "


At 03/07/05, you wrote:
Oh, so that time I dropped the mercury thremometer in the kitchen and picked up the mercury with my fingers and put it in an open cup on the shelf for 3 or 4 years probably lead to all my brain misfires today.... remeind me to look into chelation therapy again.

Ann V

Message: 2
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 08:48:59 +0530
From: Raj <ggrk at blr_vsnl.net.in>
Subject: [APD] Temperature, Thermometers & Mercury
To: Aquatic Plants Digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

Reading the thread "De-chloramination" which was moving into methods of temperature measurement prompted me to ask you all to read this article in Discover.com. Its a frightening reality..


        While developing my own slide films in the old days I could quite
accurately tell temperature by dipping a finger in the water bath. Even now
I compare my various tanks with touch and feel temperature assessment.


Raj, vu2zap
Bangalore, South India.

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