Minamata

Minamata,

bay in Japan where condition first observed.
Minamata syndrome - paresthesias and degenerative changes caused by ingestion of fish contaminated by methyl mercury. Synonym(s): alkyl mercury poisoning
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Food and Drug Administration to reduce the use of amalgam -- a dental filling that is 50% mercury -- in order to conform with the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
The report also points to progress in the field of toxin management, including the World Bank's PMEH programme on water, air and soil pollution, and the UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury.
2013 -- Kuwait signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.
After the methyl mercury contamination of sea water killed more than a 1,000 people in Japan in the 1950s, the Minamata Convention came into being and India became a signatory in 2014.
is meeting the goals of the Minamata Convention on Mercury an international environmental agreement that addresses human activities contributing to widespread mercury pollution, which impacts the American public.
New York, SANA -- Syria has signed Minamata Convention on Mercury which was adopted by the UN member states on October 10th, 2013 in the Japanese city of Kumamoto.
Furthermore, Kasoulides was a guest of the American Jewish Committee, where he spoke about terrorism and the threats faced by the region of the Eastern Mediterranean, and signed the Minamata Convention on mercury.
The report notes that 65 per cent of Grassy Narrows and White Dog First Nations people diagnosed with Minamata Disease by Japanese experts were not acknowledged by the Mercury Disability Board which uses outdated criteria developed in the 1980s.
From now on, the lighting segment is expected to play a leading role in the LED market along with the incandescent light bulb ban which started on September, 2012, efficiency and technological progress, and economies of scale accompanied by price erosion As the Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted and opened for signature on 10 October 2013, at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries (Diplomatic Conference) in Kumamoto, Japan, the production and sales of fluorescent lamps are to be prohibited from 2020 onwards.
signed and ratified the international Minamata Convention on Mercury.
He also suggested to the organizer of the competition to arrange a screening of documentary about mercury disaster in Minamata Japan a few years back.