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This introduction of an inert gas increases the pressure on the liquid mercury. If the thermometer contains nitrogen, the gas may flow into the column when the mercury solidifies and is being trapped there when the temperature rises, making the thermometer unusable until it is being returned to the factory for reconditioning. To quantify lower meteorological temperatures, a thermometer featuring a mercury-thallium alloy which does not solidify until the temperature falls to −61.1 °C (−78.0 °F).

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As of 2012, many mercury-in-glass thermometers are used in meteorology. As they were banned by many nations for use, however, they have become increasingly rare for different uses. Galinstan, an alloy of gallium, indium, and tin, as a replacement for mercury is used by several producers!
The average “fever thermometer” contains between 0.5 and 0.3 grams (0.28 and 0.17 drachms) of elemental mercury. Swallowing this amount of mercury would, it is said, pose risk but the inhaling of the vapor could lead to health issues.

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In February 2009, the Argentine Health Ministry instructed that all health centers and hospitals should buy thermometers and blood pressure meters and called on medical professionals, dentists, and environmental health experts to start eliminating this toxin. As of 2016 mercury thermometers were on sale.

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There was a voluntary take-back activity for thermometers containing mercury based on the Federal Waste Management Plan in 2006 and carried out in close cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists (Österreichische Apothekerkammer), the Federal Ministry of Environment, a private waste disposer, a producer of electronic thermometers and a pharmaceutical distributor.

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The disposal company provided each pharmacy (approximately 1,200) with a collection bin and covered the cost of disposal. The distributor covered the costs for the distribution of the thermometers. The pharmacies accepted a refund of only 0.50 Euro per thermometer for managing (that is far below their normal margin). The supplier provided the thermometers at a lower price. The Federal Ministry supported each sold thermometer (covering approximately 30 percent of their direct costs) and also advertised the project. During the collection period, consumers could buy an electronic thermometer for a price of 1 Euro and could bring in a mercury digital thermometer. Learn more on Wiki about ear thermometers. Cooking Thermometer