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IPEN Participating Organization Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH), along with Chulalongkorn University, National Health Commission Office of Thailand, Kumamoto Gakuen University, and Collaboration Center for Minamata Disease Victims, organized a program and public conference from 9th-12th September, 2016 in Thailand. The program aimed to discuss lessons learned from the Minamata industrial disaster and how to apply those lessons for a sustainable society and environment.

Imogen Ingram, rear, with the assistance of Women United Together Marshall Islands staff member Miram Debrum, takes a hair sample during her visit to Majuro as part of a region-wide study of mercury levels in women. (Photo: Women United Together Marshall Islands) 

http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/89102-marshalls-part-of-region-wid...

MAJURO — The Marshall Islands is part of the region’s first study checking the levels of mercury in local residents.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/07/global-coalition-seeks-ban-on-mercury-use/

Global Coalition Seeks Ban on Mercury Use
By Thalif DeenReprint |    
 
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2016 (IPS) - A coalition of over 25 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has launched a global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry.

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