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A Toxics-Free Future

Fish & Community Mercury Monitoring Project in Uganda

Using survey questions and formative research methods developed with IPEN, PROBICOU identified several mercury contaminated hot spots in and around the area of Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga. These hot spots are all located in close proximity to industrial sites that are known to produce mercury contaminants. Fish samples and hair samples were collected and are currently in the process of being analyzed. In the process of collecting samples, activists noted that they were able to share vital information with local fisherman about the dangers of mercury exposure.