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A Toxics-Free Future

IPEN Presents Newly Adopted Declaration on Toxic Metals to Minamata Community

At the conclusion of the International Minamata Symposium hosted by IPEN and Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution (CACP), IPEN presented its recently adopted Minamata Declaration on Toxic Metals to Minamata Disease Victims Group leader Shinobu Sakamoto and the larger Minamata community.

The Symposium provided an opportunity for Minamata community members and leaders and IPEN representatives to exchange information from around the world about mercury pollution and its tragic effects. Experiences were shared and strong alliances were forged throughout the 2-day meeting, which included very touching and heartfelt presentations. The meeting ended with a renewed sense of determination to work to improve the international Mercury Treaty and to continue current efforts to prevent and address dangerous mercury pollution.