ASTM WK63890

    Withdrawal of E667 - 98(2017) Standard Specification for Mercury-in-Glass, Maximum Self-Registering Clinical Thermometers

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    Active Standard: E667 - 98(2017)

    Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33 | Committee F04 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK63890


    Keywords

     clinical thermometers; maximum self-registering clinical thermometers; mercury-in-glass;;

    Rationale

    This standard is being balloted for withdrawal with no replacement because of the diminishing use of Mercury-in-Glass clinical thermometers. I have not been able to confirm that Mercury-in-Glass clinical thermometer available in the US retail market. The metal in this type thermometer have been replaced by a less toxic Gallium alloy and other types of temperature measurement devises are being more commonly used in the clinical setting. There is no longer a need to maintain this standard for clinical thermometers

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    06-12-2018

    Technical Contact:
    Joseph Styer

    Item:
    036

    Ballot:
    F04 (18-04)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution