Lurking Menace: Mercury in the Healthcare Sector

Title: Lurking Menace: Mercury in the Healthcare Sector
Publication Type: Research Reports
Year of Publication: 2004
Abstract:The report delves into the pervasive use of mercury in the healthcare industry, uncovering alarming practices in handling, disposal, and the consequential environmental and health impacts. This comprehensive study explores the sources, usage, and alternatives of mercury in health care, shedding light on the urgent need for policy changes, training of healthcare staff, and the adoption of safer technologies. The report underscores the critical importance of addressing mercury contamination, emphasizing its bio-accumulative and bio-magnifying properties, and advocates for the adoption of mercury-free alternatives.