This Guide to Alternatives, prepared by HCWH, aims to assist hospital administrators and healthcare professionals in their efforts in choosing existing alternatives for two of the most common and widely-used mercury-containing medical devices — fever thermometers and sphygmomanometers. The guide discusses basic information on the issue of mercury in health care and offers detailed steps in managing small mercury spills. A list of existing alternatives for fever thermometers and sphygmomanometers is also provided followed by the types and brands locally available. Directories of suppliers and the cost price of each brand/model of mercury-free products available in the Philippine market are also included. A section is also provided as a quick overview on mercury-containing fluorescent lamps.