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EU Mercury Regulation | Implementation tracker

 Publications 

Factsheet | Guidelines for the procurement of safer medical devices (12/2018)

 

Factsheet | Moving towards a phase-out of dental amalgam in Europe (12/2018)

 

 

Report | Current practices for the procurement of medical devices in Moroccan hospitals (07/2018) 

Disponible en français [FR] 

 

Brochure | Dental Amalgam in the EU: Heading towards a phase out? (12/2017)

 

 

 

Factsheet | Medical Devices Regulation: An engine for substitution? (12/2017)
Providing concise information on the new regulation, and explores the opportunity that the MDR provides for ac­celerating the phase-out harmful chemicals found in some medical devices. 

 

Workshop report | Can the Medical Devices Regulation be an engine for for substitution? (06/11/2017)

 

 

Report | Non-toxic healthcare: Alternatives to phthalates and bisphenol A in medical devices (31/12/2014)
Providing evidence of potential hazards that endocrine disrupting chemicals pose to human health and the environment. This also presents an analysis of safer alternatives available on the market and calls for a phase out of phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices. 

Factsheet | Endocrine distruptors in the healthcare sector: Are there reasons for concern? (10/2013)

 

 

 

 

Factsheet | Mercury free 2020 (10/2013)

 

 

Factsheet | Q&A Phasing out mercury thermometers and blood pressure devices (01/2013)

 

 

Report | Toward the Tipping Point: WHO-HCWH global initiative to substitute mercury-based medical devices in healthcare (02/06/2010) [Co-published with the WHO]

 

Older resources can be found in the safer chemicals resource archive


Webinars and Podcasts


Infographics

Infographic | Mercury: A major environmental and public health concern (07/2016)

 

Infographic | Non-toxic healthcare: Reducing risks with safer alternatives (07/2016)