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Support a Strong Mercury Treaty

The International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), a global network working towards the elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), recently asked for sign-ons to a civil society organizations joint statement calling for stronger mercury treaty provisions. Learn more (link to content below)

The call is to address contaminated sites like Minamata in Japan where the world’s worst mercury poisoning tragedy occurred and contamination remains. The action requested is for individuals or organisations to sign on to a letter which the Japanese Citizens’ Against Chemical Pollution (CACP) has produced. It urges the Japanese government to address this issue. HEAL is already one of the signees and strongly encourages others to also sign on. Although IPEN had already gathered nearly 500 signatories on 23 January for the release of their statement to the Japanese government, they are still taking on more. Learn more and sign on here.

Originally posted on 31 January 2012

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