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Questions for the Japanese Government and the Chisso Corporation 

Petition from Minamata victims and citizens to all governments concerning the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Global Mercury Hotspots: New evidence reveals mercury contamination regularly exceeds health advisory levels in humans and fish worldwide.

This report, an IPEN and BRI collaborative effort, is the first of its kind to identify global biological mercury hotspots.         

These hotspots are of particular concern to human populations and the ecosystems on which they depend.

The report was originally published in January 2013, but was updated in September to highlight relevance to the international Mercury Treaty, the Diplomatic Conference for which is being held in Japan in October, 2013.  

IPEN Guide to the New Mercury Treaty. IPEN believes that, at minimum, a global treaty on mercury should incorporate provisions that, if taken together and fully implemented, will actually reduce total anthropogenic mercury emissions and releases to the global environment. Read our Guide (available in multiple languages) to see our assessment about whether the new treaty accomplishes this.

Guide New Hg Treaty

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