Safety

Q&A: Mercury devices

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 18, 2010

Q: Is it illegal to have mercury thermometers and blood pressure devices in medical practices?

A: There is no federal or state-wide prohibition against using mercury devices in healthcare, but there is a good argument for mercury device elimination for clinical, safety, and economic reasons.

Click here for more on this question and for access to a mercury elimination checklist.

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