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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.
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.
Bangalore, South India.
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