The 1st International Negotiating Conference for a global mercury treaty took place in Stockholm on June 7 – 11, and marks the beginning of 3 years of negotiations for a UN treaty to limit mercury uses. (The Convention is due to be adopted in 2013). NGOs conducted two awareness raising actions during the conference. Read more….
The World Health Organisation stated at the Stockholm meeting that the production of skin lightening cosmetics containing mercury should stop, and expressed an interest in the ‘phasing down’ of the use of mercury in dental amalgam.
HEAL’s ACTION ON MERCURY
HEAL provided the organizations conducting the hair sampling with background materials and mercury fact sheets from the joint HEAL- Health Care Without Harm Stay Healthy Stop Mercury campaign. Visit our Stay Healthy, Stop Mercury website.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Disseminate news about the global mercury treaty negotiations, and the positions and views of NGOs;
1. IPEN’s mercury-free campaign “Mercury-Free: You, Me and Babies”).
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Written on 30 June 2010.
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Conference report: Dental Sector as a Source of Mercury Contamination, May 2007
NGO letter to the Environment Committee of the European Parliament and EU delegation to UNEP meeting calling for a mercury export ban, 31/1/2007
PR:“Stop this toxic trade!”: NGOs demand tough mercury limits
PR: Setback for health: EU Parliament shirks banishing mercury from measuring devices (14/11/2006)
Mercury and Vaccines Fact Sheet
Mercury and Fish Consumption Fact Sheet
Mercury & Health Fact Sheet
Mercury in Health Care Fact Sheet
Managing Small Mercury Spills Fact Sheet
Substituting Mercury Sphygmomanometers Fact Sheet
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