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Montgomery County Health Department warns of mercury thermometer health risks

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department wants to help the community by decreasing the amount of health risks in homes. The Health Department is continuing to partner with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, to serve as a collection site for the disposal of fever mercury thermometers.

The mercury inside these thermometers poses a health risk, especially to young children, if the glass that contains it is broken. Not only is the liquid dangerous, but also the vapors released. Trying to sweep or vacuum up a spill only releases more vapors into the air. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Montgomery County Health Department plans thermometer swap program

 

Thermometer_brokenThe Montgomery County Health Department wants to help the community by decreasing the amount of health risks in homes. Starting July 13, 2009, the Health Department, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will serve as a permanent collection site for the disposal of fever mercury thermometers.

The mercury inside these thermometers poses a health risk, especially to young children, if the glass that contains it is broken. Not only is the liquid dangerous, but also the vapors released. Trying to sweep or vacuum up a spill only releases more vapors into the air. «Read the rest of this article»

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