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Reemplazo de los termómetros y tensiómetros de mercurio en la atención de la salud. Guía técnica

OPS Organización Panamericana de la Salud


El mercurio metálico se ha utilizado durante décadas en termómetros y tensiómetros, en el escenario de la atención de la salud. El mercurio se encuentra en forma natural en la corteza terrestre y se libera durante las erupciones volcánicas, y como subproducto de las actividades humanas, tales como la combustión del carbón, la minería y el refinamiento de los metales

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Monitores de presión sanguínea; Termómetros; Intoxicación por mercurio; Exposición a riesgos ambientales

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