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Minamata Disease

Quezon City.   Civil society groups have reiterated their support for actions that will prevent mercury contamination of the ecosystems and the resulting human exposures to this potent neurotoxin.

At a seminar held today to commemorate the 60th anniversary since the official identification in 1956 of the Minamata disease, a neurological problem linked to the consumption of seafood contaminated with methylmercury, the EcoWaste Coalition and other public interest groups rallied all sectors to back measures aimed at curbing mercury emissions, releases and exposures.

Extracting gold with mercury exacts a lethal toll

IPEN Participating Organization BaliFokus is featured in this PBS NewsHour video about mercury poisoning due to small scale gold mining activities in indonesia. 

Photo by Larry Price

WE, concerned organizations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, express our support for the early ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.  As advocates for our people’s constitutional rights to health and to a healthful environment, we urge the executive and legislative branches of the government to speed up the ratification process of the Convention,

IPEN is pleased to announce a new guide to mercury pollution and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Download the booklet here.

This booklet provides information about the toxic environmental pollutant mercury and its harm to human health and the environment, as well as the recently adopted Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

It encourages and enables global civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage in local, national and international activities aimed at controlling mercury pollution. 

April 2014

This booklet provides information about the toxic environmental pollutant mercury and its harm to human health and the environment, as well as the recently adopted Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

It encourages and enables global civil society organizations to engage in local, national and international activities aimed at controlling mercury pollution.

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