Mercury in Glass Thermometers

As of the 10th October 2017 Paragon Scientific Ltd will not be supplying mercury in glass thermometers.

This is in accordance with EU Reach Regulation 2006 restricting the sale into the marketplace of measuring devices that contain mercury.


Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, original entry 18a 18a.

Mercury CAS No. 7439-97-6

EC No. 231-106-7


This regulation restricted all mercury containing measuring devices intended for industrial and professional usage, not being placed into the market place after 10th April 2014. The restriction in paragraph 5 of the above regulation shall not apply to thermometers exclusively intended to perform tests according to standards that require the use of mercury thermometers until 10 October 2017.

As a result of this regulation Paragon Scientific is no longer able to supply mercury in glass thermometers. We are currently liaising with suppliers and hope to have an alternative supply of equivalent spirit thermometers available as soon as possible.

It should be noted that Paragon Scientific is also able to offer Platinum Resistance Thermometry which can be found at here

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