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30 evacuated after thermometer breaks - Nation | The Star Online

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GEORGE TOWN: Some 20 patients and 10 nurses were evacuated after a thermometer filled with mercury broke at the Penang Hospital’s cardiology ward.
 
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20 Feb 2017 - General
 
I totally agree with comments of Mark Edmon Tan that this was really an exaggerated response. accidents are supposed to happen in any working environment. but this was like some radioactive material or biologically active stuff got loose. though Tahira Nawaz was also justified in her opinion but such news can spread unnecessary p...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz I think the quick response was great, but I would have to agree with you that it seems like it was quite exaggerated. It has long been established that mercury can cause poisoning, but there is a proportional relationship to the dose and toxic response. I am actually wondering why a thermometer is still being used in the hospital, because as far as I know mercurial thermometers are no longer use...
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