DG Health and Consumers
Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks
Overview of Health Strategy
Threats to health
Call for Information
The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks has received a request for a scientific opinion on
Mercury Sphygmomanometers in Healthcare and the Feasibility of Alternatives
Scope of the call for information:
Interested parties are invited to submit information on the following topics:
1) Comparison of mercury-based sphygmomanometers with their alternatives;
2) Possible health-related adverse effects related to the switch from mercury-based sphygmomanometers to their alternatives;
3) Calibration of sphygmomanometers.
Submission of information:
All information should be submitted in electronic form to:
specifying “Sphygmomanometers - Call for Information” in the subject line of the e-mail.
All information is considered public unless otherwise stated by the provider.
A document on
guidelines for submission of contributions
, containing criteria for the call for information and guidance for submission can be found
Deadline for submission of information:
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
More information on SCENIHR and the other Scientific Committees of the European Commission can be found