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IPEN – Mercury monitoring: Global mercury hotspots report

A new scientific report reveals that mercury contamination regularly exceeds health advisory levels in human and fish worldwide. The report, a collaboration between IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute BRI is the first of its kind to identify global biological mercury hotspots and it highlights the urgent need for an overall reduction in mercury emissions.

The report brings together new data on mercury concentrations in fish and human hair samples and identifies a set of global biological hotspots where elevated levels of mercury are sufficient to pose serious threats to both ecosystems and human health.

Public interest groups such as IPEN are concerned that current proposed treaty measures are not sufficient to prevent continued health impacts from mercury nor to reduce global levels of mercury in fish.

Download the report here

Originally posted on 7 February 2013

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