Mercury-Free Health Care Initiative

HCWH and the World Health Organisation are jointly leading a global initiative to virtually eliminate mercury-based medical devices by 2017. The initiative is a component of UNEP ‘s Mercury Products Partnership.

To date, countries including Argentina, Chile, the European Union, Mongolia and the Philippines have instituted national (or regional) mercury-free health care policies.  Dozens of other countries are moving in the same direction, piloting mercury-free health care, as the world’s governments negotiate a global treaty to phase out mercury more broadly.