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Mercury in Products

Workers sort mercury thermometers in Jiangsu province (Image: Alamy)

https://chinadialogue.org.cn/en/pollution/how-is-china-doing-with-the-mi...

This is a crucial year for hitting targets on the Minamata Convention, and China needs to work faster, reports Wang Chen

Newly-issued DOH policy banning dental amalgam draws cheers amid the coronavirus crisis

(Quezon City) A new policy promulgated by the Department of Health (DOH) phasing out dental amalgam, a tooth filling material containing approximately 50% mercury, has received roars of approval from advocacy groups within and outside the Philippines.

Mercury Country Situation Reports (2018)

Robust public and political support for national policies on mercury is a prerequisite for widespread ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. NGOs are essential actors that can effectively raise public and governmental awareness and create an environment in which ratifying and implementing the Mercury Treaty becomes an imperative.

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