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Fishtank heater was broken 2 days ago and water went inside it... I removed it now .. I smelled a burning odor from it could it be mercury?

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Dr. Erion Spaho
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Probably no mercury.

Hello and thanks for using Healthtap.
Modern fish tank heaters don't contain mercury or poisoning elements. Burning odor could be related to other elements such nickel, chrome and plastic. Hope you found the answer helpful. Greetings.

In brief: Probably no mercury.

Hello and thanks for using Healthtap.
Modern fish tank heaters don't contain mercury or poisoning elements. Burning odor could be related to other elements such nickel, chrome and plastic. Hope you found the answer helpful. Greetings.
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