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Concern over sale of mercury-added skin whitening cosmetics despite global phase-out deadline

On the International Women's Day, a toxics watchdog group in the Philippines took online shopping giants to task for their failure to rid their...

Philippine NGO asserts enforcement of ASEAN ban on mercury in cosmetics

Mercury in cosmetics remains a serious threat to human health and the environment 14 years after the ASEAN regional bloc decided to ban it...

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

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...

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

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop...

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...

Jamaica ratifies Minamata Convention

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...

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

One spring day just over 60 years ago in southern Japan, a young girl was brought to hospital by her anxious parents. She could...

Fresh ratifications as Minamata celebrates Convention’s entry into force

In the past couple of days, three countries ratified the Minamata Convention, even as indications emerged that the entry of the global treaty into...

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ACReSAL critical to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty – Govt

The Federal Government says that the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACreSAL) project is critical to lifting 100 million...
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NCDC reports 24 new cases of monkeypox in one week

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 24 additional monkeypox cases in seven days from across 12...

Environmental experts decry lack of data on waste generation

Some experts in environmental protection and management have expressed worry over the lack of data on individual and household...

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ACReSAL critical to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty – Govt

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NCDC reports 24 new cases of monkeypox in one week

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported...