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SP0062

Mercury Thermometer Exchange (SP0062)

Status: COMPLETED February 2012 - April 2012

From the initial application: To this day, McGill researchers continue to use mercury thermometers in their laboratories. Mercury is volatile at room temperature with vapours that are odourless, tasteless and toxic. 0.5 grams of mercury from one broken thermometer alone can detectably pollute 19 million litres of water.