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New international convention tackles dangers posed by mercury

18.08.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) A convention that protects people and the environment from the harmful effects of mercury has come into force, Government Portal says referring to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report. As to the report, seventy-four countries have committed to the Minimata Convention on Mercury, which means they are now legally bound to address concerns posed by the heavy metal. It is to be admitted, the convention is named for a Japanese city, site of the most severe mercury poisoning disaster in history due to the dumping of industrial wastewaters into the local bay. As to the UNEP, mercury has been recognized as being particularly harmful to unborn children and infants. It is among the top 10chemicals that endanger health and the environment, as exposure can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system. Mercury persists in the environment and builds up in human and animal tissue, particularly in fish. There is no safe level of exposure, and no cures for mercury poisoning. As to the report, countries that are party to the Minimata Convention will implement measures such as banning new mercury mines, phasing out existing ones, and regulating its use in the production of everyday items such as cosmetics, batteries and teeth fillings. They also will work to reduce emissions as side effects from other industrial processes, such as coal-fired power stations and waste incineration.

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