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When Did We Find Out Mercury Was Dangerous? Mercury Thermometers (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When did they stop making thermometers with mercury in them? What is quicksilver? Should we get our mercury fillings removed? Is it true you could poison someone by leaving mercury in their car? What are the signs of mercury poisoning? What do fluorescent lamps have to do with mercury? When Did They Stop Making Thermometers with Mercury in Them? At the end of February, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology¬† (NIST) stopped calibrating mercury thermometers, a service they had provided for... (Read More ...)

Is 98.2 Degrees Fahrenheit the New Normal? Glass Thermometer Although Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich (1815-1877) introduced body temperature into hospital charts and believed that a high fever was not a disease but a symptom, his analysis of the average oral body temperature is no longer believed to be the 98.6 F he reported. Allowing for a healthy normal range, and the fact that body temperature is affected by time of day, and whether someone is hungry, sleepy, cold or jet-lagged, to say nothing of where the temperature measurement is taken, oral, internal or ear, since the 1990s scientists have... (Read More ...)