Mercury-free blood pressure measurement equipment – Experiences in the Swedish healthcare sector

This report summarises the experiences of using mercury free blood pressure equipment in the Swedish health care sector.  The study has been performed by Kemi & Miljö AB on commission by the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate.  Since 1992 thermometers and other measuring instruments containing mercury, such as blood pressure equipment, may not be commercially manufactured or sold in Sweden.  This study was commissioned in order to contribute with Swedish experiences in the process to work out marketing and use restrictions at the European level.