More OT: Shipping Mercury

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Sat Sep 11 17:37:30 2004

Rumor has it that Geoffrey Thomas may have mentioned these words:

>I would have thought that thermometers are fairly safe as there is no air
>inside , only mercury and a vacuum ( well mercury vapour ).
>I can't see that there any restrictions on shipping - most of them probably
>come from China , these days , anyway.
>Ask your shipping company. The glass on a thermometer is pretty thick.

I did some searches on ePay, and I did find a few people selling things
with mercury in them. Most of these people were shipping worldwide with
USPS Priority mail, so I'd doubt there'd be any problems... ;-)

[[ Sellam: I found one guy selling 5 decent-sized mercury switches -- if
you needed a 2nd round, or more eye-drops... ;-) ]]

Thanks again, all!
Roger "Merch" Merchberger

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