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Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect

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The treaty obliges member nations to promote mercury-free gold processing methods, to protect especially vulnerable populations, and to end especially harmful practices

PARIS, France (Aug. 16, 2017) — A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, August 16, the United Nations announced on the convention’s website. Continue reading Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect