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A Toxics-Free Future


Raising awareness on Mercury (Phase 2)

Continuing their work on mercury-related harms, Eco-Sense turned their attention to Veles, a city awash in mercury contamination (and other heavy metals) stemming from a now-defunct zinc smelter. Noting that the Veles smelter is often nicknamed the “Macedonian Chernobyl”, Eco-sense is committed to raising greater awareness in this heavily polluted area. Activities included more hair sampling of residents, a case study highlighting how individuals can detoxify and avoid exposure, preparation of an issue paper about mercury-containing vaccines, and facilitating further workshops with the most vulnerable populations.


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