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Campaigning for a mercury free world

This summer an international project has been launched aimed to raise awareness of the health risks of mercury exposure and calling on decision maker to create a strong global mercury treaty.

The campaign, “MERCURY-FREE,” is coordinated by the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), of which HEAL is a member. The campaign is supported by a further nine international NGOs.

The aims of Mercury Free are three-fold, to;

- raise awareness about mercury exposure and safer alternatives;

- engage and enable the public to promote mercury-free policies at local and national level; and

- promote a strong global mercury treaty to be adopted in 2013.

IPEN’s Mercury-Free Campaign reflects the alarming international level of human and environmental health threats posed by mercury and aims to build a highly effective and robust base of civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the globe to support the development of a strong global mercury treaty.

If your organisation would be interested in joining the campaign, please contact Jan Samanek, IPEN jan.samanek@arnika.org.

You can find out more information about Mercury Free on the website



Written on 30 June 2010.

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