Wednesday, February 6, 2013

UNEP Report Released: Mercury: Time to Act

This month, the United Nations Environment Programme released a report titled, Mercury: Time to Act (2013). The 44-page document available here,
 speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in short and punchy facts and figures backed by compelling graphics that provide governments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.
The report underlines the fact that mercury remains a major global, regional and national challenge in terms of threats to human health and the environment, especially but not uniquely to the health of pregnant woman and babies world-wide through the eating of contaminated fish for example or marine mammals in places like the Arctic.

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