SFU EHS will swap your mercury thermometers with non-mercury alternatives for free.
Simon Fraser University is committed to eliminating non-essential uses of mercury and mercury-containing products. Eliminating even small amounts of mercury reduces the potential for mercury poisoning; the content of a single mercury thermometer can contaminate a twenty-acre lake. Mercury-free thermometers provide comparable accuracy and do not compromise teaching, research or patient care.
As part of this program, operable mercury thermometers can be exchanged for mercury-free alternative thermometers free of charge as specified in following exchange ratio:
|Mercury-Free Thermometer Type||VWR Cat #||Range||Exchange Ratio|
|Fisherbrand™ Red-Spirit™ No-Roll Laboratory Thermometers||14-997||-20°C to +110°C||1:1|
|Fisherbrand™ General Purpose Liquid-in-Glass Partial Immersion Thermometers||13201555||-10°C to +260°C||1:1|
This is a 1:1 swap (i.e. you don't get to keep your thermometer).
For thermometers with temperature ranges above 260°C, EHS is only able to swap these thermometers with the thermometers as listed in the table above (up to 260°C temp range). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.