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Barometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Eco-celli Barometer®
 
Allivan Marketing, LLC
978-649-8547
http://www.allivanmktg.com/E038501.htm
 
  • Mercury-free barometer Model E038 uses a red, non-toxic silicone fluid and gas. The instrument contains a methyl-alcohol thermometer. A sliding scale between the two tubes compensates for thermal expansion of the silicone fluid due to changes in room temperature and allows for accurate measurement of the air pressure.
     
  • The pressure scale measures in both millibar (mb) and inches mercury. Acrylic tubing is very durable.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mensor Corporation Precision Barometers
 
Mensor Corporation
800-984-4200
http://www.mensor.com
 
  • Model 2400 and Model 2104 electronic barometers are used for monitoring atmospheric pressure in healthcare settings.
     
  • Devices are calibrated with NIST-traceable primary standards. Pressure read-out units can be selected via front panel switch, including mm Hg option.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Paroscientific Barometer
 
Paroscientific, Inc.
425-883-8700
http://www.paroscientific.com/
 
  • Paroscientific offers DigiQuartz(R) electronic barometer standards for precise measurement of barometric pressure
     
 
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Batteries
Disposable Batteries

Mercury is no longer intentionally added to many conventional batteries. However there are at least 3 button cell battery formulations that use mercury - zinc air, silver oxide and alkaline manganese. These batteries are typically used in hearing aids, watches, cameras, toys and games. Even the "mercury free" batteries may contain trace amounts of mercury because it is a common contaminant of many chemicals and raw materials. When you collect batteries for recycling, heed the advice of Cecilia DeLoach (Health Care Without Harm): "Make sure if you are collecting batteries, you don’t collect them in a cardboard box due to their ignitable status. Also- you should have staff place tape over charged ends so that batteries sharing a container don’t spark upon contact since most still have some remaining charge. A hospital we are working with has actually offered alkaline batteries to staff to take home and use in walkmans, toys etc. since batteries are often changed out after one procedure and are usually still good to us."
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Energizer Alkaline batteries
 
Energizer
1-800-383-7323
www.energizer.com
 
  • No mercury added
     
  • Non-rechargeable Energizer batteries may be thrown in trash because they are considered non-hazardous waste under EPA guidelines
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
GE/SANYO Alkaline Batteries
 
GE/SANYO
Visit web site for phone contact by geographical area
www.sanyo.com
 
  • No mercury added
     
  • Meets all state and federal laws for disposable requirements.
     
 
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Batteries
Rechargeable Batteries

For recycling rechargeable batteries, contact RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation)via: Web site: www.rbrc.org, Email: Corporate@rbrc.com, or Phone: 1-800-8-BATTERY. RBRC recycles the following rechargeable chemistries:
Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
Small Sealed Lead (Pb)- less than 2# or 1 kg
Product & Manufacturer Comments
GE/SANYO RechargAcell batteries and chargers®
 
GE/SANYO
Visit web site for phone contact by geographical area
www.sanyo.com
 
  • Rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries last up to 1,000 charges
     
  • Batteries must be recycled; contact Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation at 1-800-8-BATTERY or www.rbrc.org
     
 
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Dental Mercury Removal Systems
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Air Techniques Guardian Amalgam Collector
 
Air Techniques
800-247-8324
http://www.airtechniques.com
 
  • The Guardian Amalgam Collector collects mercury-bearing amalgam waste. Guardian exceeds the ISO 11143 regulation. It has been tested to remove 99.3% of the suspended amalgam in dental waste water.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
AVPROX(TM) Inc. Asdex Amalgam Separation System
 
American Dental Accessories, Inc.
800-331-7993
http://www.amerdental.com
 
  • One ASDEX separation filter must be iinstalled per office dental chair. Typically one ASDEX separation filter is used in-line with installed central vacuum pumping equipment, although two may be installed for redundancy
     
  • ISO 11143 certified
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Bio-Med Process ARU-10 Plus Amalgam Separator
 
Bio-Med Process
866-510-7082
 
  • ARU-10 Plus amalgam separator has a five-stage purification process. It uses both ion-exchange beds and a 2-stage active media bed to remove mercury from the waste.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
DRNA Amalgam Separation & Recycling Service
 
DRNA
Dental Recycling North America, Inc.
800-360-1001
http://www.drna.com
 
  • DRNA offers a complete hazardous waste service, including equipment (included in the service fee), installation, regularly scheduled canister removal and shipping, certified recycling in compliance with EPA standards, and maintenance
     
  • DRNA system features an ISO Certified two-step filtering system, for the removal of particulate mercury and then add an additional cycle, for the removal of soluble mercury
     
  • Optional systems include a particle trap for collection of large particles at the chairside and a "scrap trap" enclosed canister for dry waste
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MSS Amalgam Separation System
 
Maximum Separation Systems, Inc (MSS)
800-799-7147
http://www.amalgamseparators.com
 
  • The MSS Amalgam Separation Technology utilizes sedimentation, filtration, and a treatment for dissolved mercury and metals
     
  • MSS units have passed ISO 11143 certification
     
  • On optional on-site waste management service contract is available with Safety-Kleen Corporation to pick up, transport, and recycle the controlled waste
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Pure Water Development ECO II Amalgam Separator
 
Pure Water Development, L.L.C.; Metasys Group
877-638-2797
metasysusa@aol.com
http://www.ecotwo.com
 
  • ISO 11143 certified amalgam separator
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
R&D Services, Inc: The Amalgam Collector™
 
R & D Services, Inc.
(800) 816-4995
http://TheAmalgamCollector.com
 
  • The Amalgam Collector™ is designed to trap the wastewater generated in dental procedures. Heavy metal particles and other solids are separated out, and the remaining filtered water and other fluids are released into the sewer system.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Rasch 890 Amalgam Separator
 
AB Dental Trends Inc.
360-354-4722
http://www.amalgamseparation.com
 
  • The Rasch 890 system is ISO certified and exceeds ISO standards. One system for up to 12 operatories; lasts ~18 months. Replace full canisters in under 5 minutes and ship UPS to collection depot for recycling.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
REBEC CatchHg Amalgam Separator
 
Rebec Simple Solutions
800-569-1088
http://www.rebecsolutions.com
 
  • The REBEC CatchHg works with nearly every vacuum system currently used in dental offices. Dealer installation within a half hour.
     
  • The CatchHg system is designed to handle up to eight operatories for a year.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SolmeteX(TM) Mercury Removal System
 
SolmeteX(TM)
800-216-5505
http://www.solmetex.com
 
  • The SolmeteX system removes greater than 99% of the mercury, in both solid and dissolved form, from the waste stream of a vacuum dental system
     
  • The system consists of sedientation, mechanical filtration, and patented chelating Keyle:X(R), a soluble mercury removal resin
     
 
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Gastrointestinal Tubes
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Andersen Products Miller-Abbott Type Intestinal Tubes
 
Andersen
Margaret Garibay
800-523-1276
http://www.anpro.com
 
  • AN-20 Andersen Long Weighted Sump Tube is designed for intestinal intubation and vacuum aspiration of patients with ileus and hypoactive bowel sounds. Device has a tungsten-weighted capsule and outer tubing made of medical grade PVC.

     
  • AN-21 Andersen Miller-Abbot Type Intestinal Tube has an inflatable latex balloon tip and unweighted tube for aspiration of liquid and air from gastrointestinal tract and temporary management of early mechanical obstruction in small and large intestines. Outer tubing made of medical grade PVC.
     
  • AN-22 has inflatable a tungsten weighted inflatable latex balloon tip for aspiration of liquid and air from the gastrointestinal tract and temporary management of early mechanical obstruction in small and large intestines. Outer tubing made of medical grade PVC
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Medovations Weightright(TM) Mercury-Free Bougie
 
Medovations, Inc.
800-558-6408
http://www.medovations.com
 
  • Tungsten filled WEIGHTRIGHT(TM) Bougie
     
  • Maloney (tapered tip) and Hurst (blunt tip) styles offered
     
  • Comparable weight and feel of traditional mercury-filled bougies
     
  • Trade-In: Medovations will recycle your mercury-filled bougies free of charge on a unit-for-unit basis
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Pilling Bougie Tube
 
Pilling
800-523-6507
 
  • Maloney style and Hurst style bougies weighted with tungsten gel
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Rusch Mercury-Free Bougie
 
Rusch
Fernando Plata
Product Manager
800-524-7722 x210
http://www.rusch.com
 
  • Maloney and Hurst styles available. From the homepage, select "catalog" and then search on the keyword "bougie" to view these products.
     
  • Tungsten filled with a silicone casing
     
 
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Laboratory Chemicals and Equipment
Formaldehyde-Free Products
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Histo-Fix
 
Trend Scientific, Inc
(Division of Richard-Allan)
800-522-7270
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; aqueous mixture of pyrrolid-2-one, polyol, urea, and a zinc salt
     
  • Contains no mercury, though zinc may have environmental considerations
     
 
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Laboratory Chemicals and Equipment
Mercury Removal Equipment
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SolmeteX(R) Reagent Management System
 
SolmeteX(TM)
800-216-5505
http://www.solmetex.com
 
  • SolmeteX provides mercury removal equipment for clinical laboratories, histology laboratories, pathology laboratories, and research laboratories
     
  • The SolmeteX Reagent Management System (RMS) can selectively remove mercury and other targeted heavy metals from the waste stream using SolmeteX patented resins
     
  • The RMS product line supports high flow rates and has high contaminant holding capacity. RMS systems are smaller and less expensive than traditional systems, and can be easily installed within available lab space. SolmeteX's adsorbent technology allows the RMS line to provide "end of pipe" solutions for large flows and "point of use" systems to treat smaller flows.
     
 
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Laboratory Chemicals and Equipment
Mercury-Free Products

Kaiser Permanente, America's largest not-for-profit health maintenance organization, estimates that based on the percentage of mercuric chloride in average volumes of solution, their change to Z-5 and other mercury-free solutions translates to roughly 10 pounds of soluble mercury eliminated in California each year. While all mercury-based waste was collected for recycling and appropriate disposal, eliminating its use ensures that any possibility of release to the environment is removed.
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Alpha-Tec Systems PROTO-Fix Parasitology Fixative
 
Alpha-Tec Systems
360-260-2779
http://www.alphatecsystems.com
 
  • Single vial fixative for concentration, permanent stain, EIA, IFA and PCR procedures
     
  • Contains no mercury, zinc, copper or other heavy metals
     
  • Proto-fix has no controlled hazardous chemicals regulated for disposal or transport
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
AZF Fixative
 
Newcomer Supply
800-383-7799
http://www.newcomersupply.com/home.html
 
  • AZF (Acetic Zinc Formalin) Working Solution is a replacement for B-5 mercury based fixatives.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-Plus Fixative(TM)
 
BBC Biochemical
800-635-4477
http://www.bbcus.com
 
  • Replacement for B-5 fixative, contains formaldehyde and zinc
     
  • B-Plus is designed to fix lymphoid and hematopoietic tissues without the use of mercury
     
  • Contains formaldehyde and zinc. There may be disposal considerations for formaldehyde and zinc. Check applicable regulations for disposal in your hospital

     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B5 Fixative Modified
 
Newcomer Supply
800-383-7799
http://www.newcomersupply.com/home.html
 
  • B-5 FIXATIVE Modified is a Zinc Chloride-Stock Solution used as an alternative to Mercury Based Fixatives. To use, add Formalin, Acetic Acid or nothing depending on expected results.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Harris Hematoxylin
 
Anatech Ltd.
800-ANATECH
http://www.anatechltdusa.com
 
  • Hematoxylin stain with alcohol, acetic acid, Al-ammonium sulfate, sodium iodate
     
  • Mercury free
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Histo-Fix
 
Trend Scientific, Inc
(Division of Richard-Allan)
800-522-7270
 
  • Formalin-free fixative; aqueous mixture of pyrrolid-2-one, polyol, urea, and a zinc salt
     
  • Contains no mercury, though zinc may have environmental considerations
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Methyl paraben, Propyl paraben, Thymol
 

 
  • For replacement of thimerisol
     
  • No direct substitutes are available for thimerisol. However the replacement of thimerisol can be effected by knowing the properties of the solution containing thimerisol and matching those properties with a suitable substitute preservative.
     
  • For many solutions, methyl and propyl paraben have been used successfully, as has thymol. Thymol has been used for many years to inhibit microbial growth in stain solutions
     
  • (Ref: Health Care Without Harm, Anatech Ltd.)
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SAF Fixative
 
Medical Chemical Corporation
(800) 424-9394
http://www.med-chem.com/
 
  • SAF (Sodium Acetate Acetic Acid Formalin) is a Mercury free alternative to PVA for Parasitology. SAF fixative is recommended for permanent staining, concentration, EIA, and ELISA procedures.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Shandon Zinc Formal-FixxTM
 
Thermo Electron
(Acquired Shandon, Inc)
800-245-6212
http://www.thermo.com/
 
  • Formaldehyde fixative, contains zinc
     
  • There may be disposal considerations when using zinc
     
  • Contains formaldehyde
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Z-5
 
Anatech Ltd.
800-ANATECH
http://www.anatechltdusa.com
 
  • Replacement product for B-5, contains formaldehyde and zinc
     
  • There may be disposal considerations when using zinc
     
  • Contains formaldehyde
     
  • Kaiser Permanente reports that regulations applicable to their facilities require segregation of Z-5 for disposal in the same way as alcohol solutions, but at about 10% of the cost of disposing of mercuric chloride. Check applicable regulations for disposal in your hospital
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Zenkers Fixative Modified
 
Newcomer Supply
800-383-7799
http://www.newcomersupply.com/home.html
 
  • Zenker's Fixative Modified with Zinc Chloride contains no Mercury
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Zinc-PVA
parasitology transport vials
 
Medical Chemical Corporation
Carol Santaloci
Account Representative
800-252-1125
http://www.med-chem.com
 
  • Z-PVA mercury free fixative is a replacement for mercuric chloride PVA
     
  • For permanent staining
     
 
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Scoliometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kom Kare Scoliometer
 
Kom Kare Company
800-273-1768
http://www.komkare.com/kkc_about.html
 
  • Mercury free. Caliper-style device with dial gauge that reads in cm, mm, and degrees.
    Kom Kare Scoliometer

     
 
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Sphygmomanometers and Calibrators
Aneroid Sphygmomanometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
ADC Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
 
American Diagnostic Corporation
631-273-9600
http://www.adctoday.com
 
  • Aneroid sphygmomanometers are available with non-latex components
     
  • ADC offers a Mercury Replacement Program for take-back of replaced mercury sphygmomanometers
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron Aneroid Sphygmomanometers
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Available with latex free components
     
  • Omron offers a Mercury Replacement Program for take-back of replaced mercury sphygmomanometers
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Trimline Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
 
Trimline Medical Products
800-526-3538
http://www.trimlinemed.com
 
  • Aneroid sphygmomanomers are available with non-latex components
     
  • Trimline offers a Mercury Replacement Program for take-back of replaced mercury sphygmomanometers
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Welch Allyn and Tycos Aneroid sphygmomanometers
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
315-685-4100
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Aneroid sphygmomanometers are available with non-latex components
     
  • Welch Allyn offers a Mercury Replacement Program for take-back of replaced mercury sphygmomanometers
     
 
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Sphygmomanometers and Calibrators
Electronic Sphygmomanometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
BpTRU(TM)
 
VSM MedTech Ltd.
Moira Holland
913-307-9527
mholland@vsmmedtech.com
http://www.vsmmedtech.com
 
  • BpTRU is an automated non-invasive blood pressure monitor
     
  • Mid-price range model designed for doctor's offices, clinics, and hospitals
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
GE Medsystems DINAMAP PRO
 
GE Medical Systems
800-558-5102
http://www.gemedicalsystems.com
 
  • Oscillometric measurement of systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure and pulse rate
     
  • Optional features include pulse oximetry, temperature measurement, and printer
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Vital-Check®
Professional vital signs monitor
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • The 4200 and 4400 series Vital Signs Monitor offer capability of monitoring temperature and blood pressure in a single system
     
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring is available on the 4400 series
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron HEM-907 Professional Monitor
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Digital, non-invasive blood pressure monitor
     
  • Automatic cuff inflation and digital pressure read out
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Pulse Metric DynaPulse
 
Pulse Metric, Inc.
866-3962-78573
http://www.pulsemetric.com
 
  • Electronic DynaPulse uses oscillometric measurement technique
     
  • Pulse dynamic blood pressure monitoring displays pulse waveforms (via PC interface) for non-invasive blood pressure and pulse rate monitoring
     
  • Data can be stored and retrieved for trend and statistical analysis
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
Vital Signs Products
800-535-6663
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Vital Signs monitor is available with standard non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) including pulse rate and MAP
     
  • Optional features include pulse oximetry, Sure Temp(R) thermometry and printer
     
  • System is modular, so capability can be added at a later time
     
 
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Sphygmomanometers and Calibrators
Sphygmo. Calibration Equipment
Product & Manufacturer Comments
DigiMano 1000 and DigiMano 2000
 
NETECH
800-547-6557
http://www.GoNetech.com
 
  • Mercury free pressure/vacuum gauge
     
  • Useful for calibrating sphygmomanometers, in place of mercury-containing devices
     
  • Calibrated to NIST-traceable standards
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Paroscientific Barometer
 
Paroscientific, Inc.
425-883-8700
http://www.paroscientific.com/
 
  • Paroscientific offers DigiQuartz(R) electronic barometer standards for precise measurement of barometric pressure
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Setra Pressure Meter
 
Setra
800-257-3872
http://www.setra.com
 
  • Setra Pressure Meter part no. 2270-01 is useful as a pressure standard for calibrating sphygmomanometers
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Welch Allyn Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Service Manual
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
315-685-4100
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Part Number 95P504
     
  • This document is the service manual for repair and calibration of Tycos Aneroid Sphygmomanometers
     
 
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Thermometers - Lab & Industrial
Product & Manufacturer Comments
American Weather Products
 
American Weather
http://www.americanweather.com/thermometers.html
 
  • This site has a selection of indoor-outdoor thermometers for ambient temperature monitoring
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Control Company No. 4105 Traceable® Thermometer
 
Control Company
281-482-1714
http://www.control3.com
 
  • Traceable®Thermometer with Time/Date Max/Min capability displays current, minimum, and maximum temperatures and shows the exact time and date when the min/max occurred. Long-term recording for monitoring solutions, refrigerators, and room temperature. Range is –40.0 to 176.0°F and –40.0 to 80.0°C with a resolution of 0.5° and accuracy of ±1°C. Traceable® to NIST for accuracy. (National Institute of Standards and Technology). AAA alkaline battery for continuous 1-year monitoring. High-impact ABS plastic case is 3-9/16 x 3-9/16 x 15/16 inches and weight is 3-1/2 ounces.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Ertco Thermometers
 
Ertco
(EveReady Thermometer Company)
http://www.ertco.com
 
  • Spirit-filled glass tube thermometers
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
H-B Instrument Company Enviro-Safe(R) Thermometer
 
H-B Instrument Company
800-4TEST-LAB
http://www.hbinstrument.com
 
  • Column thermometers. Enviro-Safe® liquid is non-toxic, non-hazardous and biodegradable. Their accuracy is equal to similar mercury types. The high contrast black and yellow eliminates reading errors for fast and accurate readings.
     
  • Mercury thermometer take-back program is described at http://www.hbinstrument.com/pdfdocs/exchange.pdf
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Miller & Weber PerforaTherm(TM) Thermometer
 
Miller & Weber, Inc.
718-821-7110
http://www.millerweber.com
 
  • Column thermometer. PerformaTherm's STB blue liquid is a proprietary formula that is biodegradable, nontoxic, noncaustic, and nonhazardous.
     
  • Upon request, customers may return to Miller & Weber any one of your old mercury or spirit thermometers for each PerformaTherm you buy.

     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Temp-Chex Thermometers
 
Streck
402-333-1982
http://www.streck.com/products.html
 
  • Temp-Chex are liquid in glass tube thermometers
     
  • Thermometers are mounted to a wall (for example, inside a cooler) by a magnet
     
  • To view products online, select "Quality Control Devices" from the Streck homepage
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Basal Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Basal Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Geratherm item #20061 is a mercury free basal thermometer
     
  • No batteries needed
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mabis Digital Basal Thermometer
 
Mabis Healthcare
800-728-6811
http://www.mabis.net/
 
  • Records Basal temperature in approximately 60 seconds. Up to four times faster than a glass basal thermometer
     
  • Beeper indicates when peak temperature is reached
     
  • Memory recall of last reading
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron Basal Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.1F for Model MC-3L basal thermometer
     
  • Reads temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Digital Thermometers - Compact
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Digital Fever Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-4200
http://www.bd.com
 
  • Manufacturer has not provided information on accuracy to the Sustainable Hospitals Project
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Uses disposable probe covers
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Faichney Digital Thermometers
 
Faichney Medical Company
800-548-0817
 
  • Compact digital thermometer
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm ColorChoice Oral & Rectal Thermometers
Compact digital thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.2F
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Available in oral model (part # 30010) or rectal model (part # 30051)
     
  • Uses standard probe covers
     
  • Battery life - up to 4,000 readings
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
  • Meets ASTM E1112 accuracy requirements
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm SOLARTHERM(TM)
Compact digital thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Solar Powered (no button battery to dispose of). 72 hours standby in dark. Mercury-free and battery-free.
     
  • Reads temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature is ready
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Jumbo display - lens magnifies numbers
     
  • Custom storage case designed for wall attachment
     
  • Meets ASTM E1112 accuracy requirements
     
  • Custom probe cover available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Mabis Digital Thermometer
 
Mabis Healthcare
800-728-6811
http://www.mabis.net/
 
  • Compact digital thermometer records temperature in approximately 60 seconds
     
  • Beeper indicates when peak temperature is reached
     
  • Talking Digital model available, in English or Spanish
     
  • Digital Pacified thermometer available, for children 5 years and under
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Omron Digital Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
800-216-1333
http://www.omronhealthcare.com
 
  • Accuracy is +/- 0.2F for Models MC-101 and MC-104 fever themometers
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Model MC-101 with beeper, Model MC-104 without beeper
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
PolyMedica Digital Thermometer
Compact digital thermometer
 
PolyMedica
800-521-4503
 
  • Accuracy is +/-0.3 F in range 96.4<98.0 F, +/-0.2 F in range 98.0-102.0 F, and +/-0.3F in range >102.0-106.0 F
     
  • Reads oral temperature in about 1 minute, beeps when temperature reading is ready
     
  • Uses disposable probe covers
     
  • Automatic shut off feature
     
  • Battery life is about 300 hours
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Digital Thermometers - Professional
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Temp Plus(R) II and TURBO*TEMP(TM)
Professional electronic thermometers
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • Accuracy +/- 0.2 F
     
  • Uses 3 AA batteries
     
  • Oral and rectal probes on single unit
     
  • Anti-theft option
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Vital-Check®
Professional vital signs monitor
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • The 4200 and 4400 series Vital Signs Monitor offer capability of monitoring temperature and blood pressure in a single system
     
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring is available on the 4400 series
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
R.G. Medical DataTherm(TM) Continuous Temperature Monitor
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Continuous temperature monitor have a range of 62.6 - 113 degrees F, with an acccuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees F
     
  • Readings every 4 seconds, high and low temperature alarms, and data storage and recall
     
  • Suitable for hyperthermia, hypothermia, febrile seizure, and burn patients
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sure Temp®
Professional electronic thermometer
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
Thermometry Products
800-854-2904
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Accuracy +/- 0.2 F
     
  • Available as portable or wall-mounted units
     
  • Uses 3 AA batteries for about 6000 temperature measurements
     
  • Available with oral/axillary or rectal probes
     
  • Reports in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
     
  • Calibration key available
     
  • 4-foot or 9-foot cords available
     
 
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Thermometers - Medical
Hypothermia Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Hypothermic Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Mercury free, liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Geratherm item # 20020 is designed for hypothermic applications and has a temperature range of 82-106 degrees Fahrenheit
     
  • No batteries required
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
 
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Infrared Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Diatek 9000 Insta-Temp
Aural (ear) thermometer
 
Welch Allyn Medical Products
Thermometry Products
800-854-2904
http://www.welchallyn.com
 
  • Meets ASTM standard for accuracy: +/-0.2F in range 98-102, +/-0.5F in range >102-106
     
  • Uses 4 AAA batteries for up to 20,000 temperature measurements
     
  • Readout modes: oral, core, and rectal equivalents
     
  • Reads in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
     
  • Has anti-theft option
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Exergen Infrared Thermometers
Temporal artery, axillary, and tympanic (ear) thermometers
 
Exergen
800-422-3006
http://www.exergen.com
 
  • Sensor Touch model is for temperature measurement at Temporal Artery.
     
  • LighTouch LTN model is for axillary temperature measurement
     
  • LighTouch LTX model is for tympanic (ear) temperature measurement
     
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for more information
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
IVAC Core Check®
Tympanic (ear) thermometer
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • Meets ASTM Standard for accuracy: +/-0.2 F in range 98-102 F, +/-0.5F in range 102-106 F

     
  • Uses (1) 9V battery for approximately 8000 temperature measurements
     
  • Readout shows tympanic temperature
     
  • Has anti-theft feature
     
  • IR calibration unit available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Thermoscan Pro 1 and Pro LT
Tympanic (Ear) thermometer
 
Braun
800-327-7226
http://www.braun.com
 
  • Meets ASTM standard for accuracy: +/-0.2F in range 98-102F, +/-0.5F in range >102-106F.
     
  • Readout modes: tympanic temperature, and oral and rectal equivalents. Reads in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius.
     
  • Thermoscan Pro 1 uses 3 AAA (1.5V) alkaline batteries for approximately 10,000 temperature measurements, and is designed for heavy use (50-100 measurements/day).
     
  • Thermoscan Pro LT uses (1) 9V alkaline battery for 1500 temperature measurements, and is designed for normal use (25-50 measurements/day).
     
 
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Non-electronic Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Geratherm Fever Thermometer
Liquid-in-glass thermometer
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Mercury-free, liquid-in-glass thermometer contains non-toxic silver colored Galinstan fluid
     
  • Available in oral model (part # 20010) and rectal model (part # 20051) for oral, rectal and axillary use. Oral model also available with magnifying optical case (part # 20041)
     
  • Dual scale reads in both Fahrenheit and Celsius
     
  • No batteries required
     
  • Custom probe covers are available
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
NexTemp(TM) and TraxitTM
Dot matrix thermometer
 
Medical Indicators, Inc.
888-930-4599
http://www.medicalindicators.com
 
  • Nextemp and Traxit indicate temperature by a grid of dots that serve as the temperature-reading device
     
  • Dots are made of non-toxic commponents that change to black, with the last blackened dot indicating the correct temperature
     
  • Vendor reports that dot matrix technology meets ASTM E1299 accuracy requirements
     
  • Traxit is a heart-shaped sticker that provides axillary temperature by being attached to a child's underarm with self-stick adhesive
     
  • NexTemp is a thin, flexible plastic strip containing the dot-matrix thermometer for oral measurement. It is latex free and uses a PETG medical grade plastic. The NexTemp is available in 2 styles: a personal reusable style and a disposable style
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Tempa-Dot
Dot matrix thermometer
 
3M Health Care
800-228-3957
http://3m.com/healthcare
 
  • Accuracy meets ASTM standard of +/- 0.2F in the range 98.0-102.0F, +/-0.4F for >102F
     
  • Single use
     
  • Shelf life 2 years
     
 
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Specialty Medical Thermometers
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Derma Temp
Infrared skin thermometer
 
Exergen
800-422-3006
http://www.exergen.com
 
  • Hand-held infrared thermographic scanner to detect skin temperature variations
     
  • Instant measurement of surface temperature at any location on the human body
     
  • Recommended for use in plastic and vascular surgery, pain management, rheumatology, neurology (especially for diabetic neuropathy), anesthesiology, oncology, and wound management
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
R.G. Medical DataTherm(TM) Continuous Temperature Monitor
 
R.G. Medical Diagnostics
Manufacturer's Distributor
888-596-9498
http://www.rgmd.com
 
  • Continuous temperature monitor have a range of 62.6 - 113 degrees F, with an acccuracy of +/- 0.2 degrees F
     
  • Readings every 4 seconds, high and low temperature alarms, and data storage and recall
     
  • Suitable for hyperthermia, hypothermia, febrile seizure, and burn patients
     
 
Note: Information has been provided by the named vendors. The Sustainable Hospitals Project does not endorse any products or take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for product performance. Contact vendors directly to purchase a product or to obtain more information. This table is a work-in-progress, and feedback may be sent by email to shp@uml.edu or by phone to 978-934-3386.
 

 
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