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What to do if the thermometer crashed

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Thermometer (Greek heat, measure) - a device for measuring the temperature of air, soil, water and so on. There are several types of thermometers: liquid; Mechanical; Electronic; Optical; Gas; Infrared .

A broken mercury thermometer is a problem that causes panic in anyone from small to adult. Many do not know how to properly collect mercury and fragments of a thermometer, so as not to harm yourself and your loved ones. We in Shram.kiev.ua collected information, divided into stages. To follow these rules, a broken thermometer will never be a problem and no one will be poisoned by mercury vapor.

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1. Bring everyone out of the room where the thermometer broke, do not forget about pets.

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2. Use the air conditioner to reduce the temperature in the room to 16-18 degrees.

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3. Close the door to the room and open all the windows.

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4. Make sure that there is no mercury on clothes or shoes.

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5. Wear rubber gloves and a medical mask.

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6. Prepare a glass jar with a lid (it is in it you will collect mercury). Do not forget to fill the jar with water.

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7. Collect the mercury balls with a syringe or syringe and place them in a jar of water.

If there are small pieces of glass on the floor, collect them with a foam sponge or a wet newspaper.

At the end of the entire procedure for collecting mercury, you need to wash the floor twice with a bleach solution that contains chlorine. For 1 liter of water, use 1 tablespoon of bleach.

The floor needs to be washed this way 2 times a week for a month.

In no case should you throw away a bank with collected mercury, it should be taken to specialized institutions, if such exist in your city.

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