Accra, Jan. 23, GNA - The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), in collaboration with the Ecological Restoration and IPEN, has held a round table discussion on the Minamata Convention on the use of mercury.
The summit was organized by the Asian Center for Environmental Health in association with IPEN Participating Organizations World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry and Environment and Social Development Organization, and it received extensive news coverage:
IPEN and Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH) held a press conference at the headquarters of the Thai Journalists’ Association to call attention to the mercury pollution issues in Thailand, particularly mercury emissions from coal power plants and other industrial sources such as petroleum and gas production and waste incineration.
NEXT time you visit your dentist, make sure you ask for mercury-free dental fillings. This is the message that AGENDA for Environment and Responsible Development is seeking to get across to the public as part of an awareness campaign against the use of mercury in dental care.
Executive director Leslie Adogame from IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) provides helpful information about the dangers of mercury in the following news articles: