Work Item
ASTM WK63890

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


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 The metal in this type thermometer have been replaced by a less toxic Gallium alloy and other types of temperature measurement devises are being more commonly used in the clinical setting.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


Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-12-2018

Technical Contact: Joseph Styer

Item: 036

Ballot: F04 (18-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution