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Info sheet on mercury

15. January 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology Sediment Ecotoxicology Soil Ecotoxicology Risk Assessment

Info sheet on mercury

Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that naturally occurs in the environment, but also is released by humans. It poses a health risk to humans, mostly due to its accumulation in fish and shellfish. Mercury is transported over large areas and poses a global problem. This is why the Minamata Convention on the protection of human health and the environment from the negative effects of mercury came into force in 2017. A new info sheet provides information on the presence of mercury, its toxicity and the legal situation.

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