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A Toxics-Free Future


Awareness to Phase Out Mercury in Health Care in Some Districts of Uttar Pradesh State in India

Youth Round Table Society (YRT) organized a multi-pronged campaign to raise awareness about mercury uses in health care and promote alternative uses in the Uttar Pradesh province of India. By first orienting workers and employees of the healthcare industry (medical and dental) about the dangers of mercury in medical equipment, they were then able to rapidly conduct an assessment of existing sources of mercury, publish a fact sheet that made sense for their target population, and hold a series of networking and discussion groups to push management and government to adopt alternatives to mercury-based equipment.

YRT Sub-divisional roundtable meetingYRT regional level consultation workshop