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What to do if a thermometer crashes

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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 a small to an adult. Many do not know how to properly collect mercury and fragments of a thermometer so as not to harm themselves and their loved ones. We at Shram.kiev.ua collected information, divided into stages. If you 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. Take everyone out of the room where the thermometer crashed, do not forget about pets.

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

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

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4. Verify that mercury is not present on clothing 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 that you will collect mercury). Do not forget to fill the jar with water.

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

If small pieces of glass remain on the floor, collect them using a foam sponge or a wet newspaper.

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

Paul needs to be washed in this way 2 times a week for a month.

In no case should you dispose of the jar with the collected mercury; it should be taken to specialized institutions, if any, in your city.

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