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Online shopping sites urged to take down product listings for banned mercury-laden skin whiteners

Thony Dizon

The EcoWaste Coalition on Monday, September 13, 2021, appealed to online retail giants to remove product listings for mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics long proscribed by the authorities to protect human health and the environment. Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner, EcoWaste Coalition The toxics watchdog group had earlier urged e-commerce sites to “go mercury-free” after uncovering the unbridled sale of mercury-containing ...

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Nigeria, UN commence scheme to phase out use of mercury in gold mining

Cross Section of Participants

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Cross section of participants at the webinar The Project Preparatory Phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) PlanetGOLD in Nigeria is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development ...

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Dr. Myron Wentz to fund third year of Mercury-Free Dentistry for Africa campaign

Scientist and philanthropist, Dr. Myron Wentz, has announced that he is funding the 2020 campaign of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry seeking to transition Africa to mercury-free dentistry. This will be the third year he has fully funded the campaign. Dr Myron Wentz Described as a 19th-century, tooth-unfriendly pollutant, dental amalgam is 50% composed of the neurotoxin mercury, whose ...

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Jamaica ratifies Minamata Convention

Andrew Holness

The Government of Jamaica on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 71st future Party to the Minamata Convention. Hitherto, the Governments of Rwanda, Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 70th future Parties to the mercury treaty. The depositions were made on Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June ...

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Minamata: A town, a disease, a convention, a new dawn beckons

Minamata Convention

One spring day just over 60 years ago in southern Japan, a young girl was brought to hospital by her anxious parents. She could barely walk, was slurring her words and was hit by convulsions and seizures. Days later, her sister was also admitted with the same symptoms, and that was followed by a neighbour, and then dozens more people. ...

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Fresh ratifications as Minamata celebrates Convention’s entry into force

Minamata_city

In the past couple of days, three countries ratified the Minamata Convention, even as indications emerged that the entry of the global treaty into force will be commemorated next week. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Thailand became the latest nation to endorse the mercury accord when it deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the Convention’s 66th future Party. Previously, ...

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France is 58th Party to Minamata Convention

Emmanuel Macron

The Government of France on Thursday, June 15, 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 58th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This emerged a couple of days after Austria on Monday, June 12, 2017 ratified the global accord, and making it the 57th country to do so. A few days before that, the West African nation of ...

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Austria ratifies Minamata Convention

Alexander Van der Bellen

The Government of Austria on Monday, 12 June 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 57th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This is coming a few days after the West African nation of Niger on Friday, June 9 ratified the global accord, and making it the 56th country to do so. Hitherto, Finland on Thursday, June 1 ...

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Niger emerges 56th party to Minamata Convention

Mahamadou Issoufou

The Government of Niger on Friday, June 9, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby making the West African nation the 56th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes about a week after Finland on Thursday, June 1 endorsed the mercury accord, making it the 55th Party. Prior to that, Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 ratified the Convention. The ...

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Finland ratifies Minamata Convention

Sauli Väinämö Niinistö

The Government of Finland on Thursday, June 1, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 55th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes just a day after Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 endorsed the mercury accord. Prior to that, the twin island nation of St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 had ratified the Convention, ...

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