From 10th April 2014 it will become illegal throughout the EU to manufacture or supply mercury glass tube thermometers. This is in line with new European Regulations to reduce the overall circulation of mercury containing products, due to the potential health and environmental effects the metal can have. In line with this change, we have removed mercury thermometers from our product range and you will no longer see these listed on our website.
We do offer a range of termometers that use alternative fillings – for example the spirit filled range or the Low Toxicity range. These thermometers still cover the same range and accuracy levels you would expect – if you can’t see a thermometer that fits your requirements, then just contact us and we will be happy to help.
There are a few exceptions to this ban – any specification thermometers (e.g. those conforming to set specifications such as ASTM standards, IP standards, or BS standards) will not be subject to the ban.
If you would like to find out more about the thermometers available then see our website or contact us to discuss your requirements.