Tools and Resources
Mercury-Free Health Care
Pictures of change: Our public Service Announcements
First, Do No Harm – VJ Judah Paolo opens the call to medical professionals to shun the use of mercury in health care.
Make the Switch – VJ Judah Paolo talks about the dangers of mercury in health care and the environment.
Have A Heart – Some heartfelt words from actor/director Albert Martinez on how he became part of the campaign to phase-out mercury in health care.
Guidelines issued by India’s Central Government in May 2010 to phase-out mercury containing equipment from all government-run hospitals
Delhi plan to phase-out mercury based medical devices in hospitals under its jurisdiction
National policy to phase-out mercury thermometers
Elimination of PVC from IV bags in South Korea
Dealing With Mercury Spills
This video on safe disposal of spilled mercury was produced HCWH's Strategic Partner in South Asia, Toxics Link.
Mercury Free Health Care, A WHO-HCWH Global Initiative
WHO Policy on Mercury in Health Care
Argentina: Resolution of the Minister of Health
Buenos Aires: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care
European Union: Ban on Sale of Mercury-Measuring Instruments
Johannesburg: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care
Manilla: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care
New Delhi: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care
Philippines: Dept. of Health Administrative Order
Philippines: Dept. Interior and Local Government Memorandum
Reports, Articles, and Guides
Toward the Tipping Point: WHO-HCWH Global Initiative to Substitute Mercury-Based Medical Devices in Health Care. A Two-Year Progress Report
The End of an Era: The Phase Out of Mercury Blood Pressure Devices in the United States
The Global Movement for Mercury-Free Health Care Report
Report of the Southeast Asia Conference on Mercury in Health Care
World Medical Journal article on Mercury-Free Health Care
WHO: Affordable Technology: Blood Pressure Measuring Devices for Low Resource Settings
Lurking Menace: Mercury in the Health-Care Sector
Mercury-Free Blood Pressure Measurement Equipment: Experiences in the Swedish Health Care Sector
Guide to Mercury-Free Alternatives in Southeast Asia
World Medical Association Statement on Reducing the Global Burden of Mercur
SAICM & KEMI Resources
- Science Resources
- Health Care Action Kit
- Failure of Current Chemical Policy — and Better Solutions
- Green Chemistry
- Chemical Exposure and Occupational Hazards
- Choosing Alternatives to Pesticides
- Choosing Greener Cleaners
- Choosing Safer Disinfectants
- Reducing Fragrance Exposures
SAICM – The website of the agency committed to minimizing the adverse effects of chemicals on the health of populations and the environment.
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management: SAICM texts and resolutions of the International Conference on Chemicals Management
KemI – The official site of the Swedish governmental authority. The agency works to control the use of chemicals, and prevent its spread into the environment.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – Includes info on how the EU is implementing groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health.