Mercury effects in human health and the environment and considerations under the Minamata Convention (2019 English Edition)

Mercury, in its various forms and compounds, is a global neurotoxic of broad concern in public health. Mercury from anthropogenic emissions in the atmosphere is transported over long distances, passes through chemical changes and can bioaccumulate in food chains. This course explores the different forms of mercury and its compounds with their respective sources, environmental distributions, toxicological aspects and prevention measures. In addition, it introduces the Minamata Convention and the WHA Resolution 67.11 (2014), and their considerations on public health aspects regarding mercury.

 

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