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A Toxics-Free Future


Awareness Programme on Mercury Hazards in Health & Education Sectors

DISHA conducted an overall awareness and education campaign to educate local hospital employees and high school science students about the proper handling of mercury. With direct collaboration from local government environmental agencies, a series of trainings and workshops educated individuals about the dangers of mercury, the proper way to handle mercury in case of a spill, and how to reduce mercury use by using alternative equipment. Educational print media was developed and tailored for each of the target audiences. With this awareness and training program, a dialogue was also opened among several of the hospitals to set policies that would phase-out mercury-containing equipment.

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