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Dismantling mercury sphygmomanometers

Technology / Service Summary

Mercury sphygmomanometers are dismantled and recover mercury in sound manner.


Sound mercury waste management


Recover mercury


Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR


Nomura Kohsan collected and treated about 43tons of sphygmomanometers from household , medical institute and education institute in Japan from 2014 to 2020 in order to recover mercury.

Related SDGs Goals

  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Dismantling mercury sphygmomanometers

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Dismantling mercury sphygmomanometeres