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May , 2011
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Estimation of Mercury Usage and Release from Healthcare Instruments in India

Source: Toxics Link, Date: April , 2011

This report estimated the usage of Mercury (Hg) containing thermometers and sphygmomanometer in urban (government and private) and rural healthcare (community Health Centre, Primary Health Centre and Sub-centre) settings in India taking into account the “Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS)” recommended usage of these products in heathcare facilities. The breakage patterns of these instruments in respective healthcare settings were calculated on the basis of sampling done in five states of India. 

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