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Mercury Sphygmomanometers in Healthcare and the Feasibility of Alternatives

Added: Tuesday 17 November 2009

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) addresses the issue of whether the replacement of mercury-containing, blood-pressure measuring devices (sphygmomanometers) would endanger proper health care including specific groups of patients, and/or compromise long-term translational epidemiological studies for public health.