Studies of children in emergency rooms have noted injury to the mouth, rectum, and ear from broken thermometer glass. YIKES! Great! Please note that you will not receive a personal response about this report. An official website of the United States government. h�b```�V�'� �����@��$004�2�hP���������S�=�J�%ES�K�"�3�fTVX��ٹm�m��-��עk2����A�-�.�B�Y�\��(|��鲧@�Y���� Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem. The Galileo thermometer consists of a sealed glass tube that is filled with water and several floating bubbles. My daughter swallowed bestine a few months ago and it was the scariest night of my life! The Galileo thermometer is certainly not the most precise instrument in the world but it is certainly clever. Consult your local environmental or health agency to inquire about contractors in your area. If you have questions about the potential health effects after being exposed to a broken thermometer, please call your physician or your local poison control center at 1 (800) 222-1222. Immediately call physician or Poison Control Center at 1-800-876-4766. The liquid in the Galileo Thermometer cylinders is completely sealed and can be safely displayed in your home. Place all broken objects on a paper towel. Fluid in this product is combustible. sorry, i have no advice or words of wisdom, but i would doubt it contained mercury. If you have further questions, please call your local poison control center at 1 (800) 222-1222. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. You've already signed up for some newsletters, but you haven't confirmed your address. Place on level surface where accidental tipping cannot occur. Note: Mercury can move surprising distances on hard-flat surfaces, so be sure to inspect the entire room, including any cracks in the floor, when searching. It's not water. Fold the paper towel and place in a zip locking bag. Slowly and carefully squeeze mercury onto a damp paper towel. You may want to request the services of a contractor who has monitoring equipment to screen for mercury vapors. The Galileo thermometer is an accurately functioning machine that is more often than not used today as decoration. $�R""�A�"��I��t@��A�l a�H�O ��@¬���������H.��ߤ/ �`C endstream endobj startxref 0 %%EOF 901 0 obj <>stream If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Make sure all pets are removed from the area. Place on level … Keep out of reach of small children and pets. ASPIRATION HAZARD. The stuff in the glass bulbs was beady and acted a bit like mercury but not quite the same (I'm assuming it's a dyed oil and not hopefully something with mercury in it?) You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Anyone know? Maybe I should ask Poison Control about it...it would be me who'll keel over first since I was standing in it barefoot and breathing it in while I locked the kids out of the bathroom...lol. We do this with marketing and advertising partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Contact your local health department, municipal waste authority, or your local fire department to find out how to conduct proper disposal in accordance with local, state and federal laws. (Peel the tape very slowly from the floor to keep the mercury beads stuck to the tape.) On this page: Determining Whether Your Non-Digital Fever Thermometer Has Mercury in It Care must be taken to avoid scattering the mercury or allowing it to roll to a hard-to-reach location. If your spill is greater than the amount in a thermometer, visit our What to Do if You Spill More Mercury than the Amount in a Thermometer page. Where to get powdered sulfur? The liquid in a Galileo thermometer is water. The dye inside colored bulbs may stain fabric. We've sent you an email to confirm your subscription. Open all windows and doors to the outside; shut all doors to other parts of the house. �APc�j/�(�(�(�(�(�(�(�(�(�(�T7!��M�]�]�)�zx���`v���ݑ߁ߑ߁ߑ߁��8���w�w�w�w�w�w�w�w���ʑ߁ߍ������֗'���Ӛ����������z����'O�F��]�Ǐ�4x. What the H is it? There was a problem subscribing you to this newsletter. 866 0 obj <> endobj 887 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[]/Index[866 36]/Info 865 0 R/Length 99/Prev 313836/Root 867 0 R/Size 902/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream EPA recommends that consumers use mercury-free thermometers, but not does not endorse, recommend, certify, authorize or approve of any specific brand of mercury-free thermometer. OPTIONAL STEP: It is OPTIONAL to use commercially available powdered sulfur to absorb the beads that are too small to see. Rinse remaining residue from cloth and allow to dry outdoors. This thread has been closed and archived. 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