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Updated course on the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Updated course on the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Mercury is a heavy metal that occurs naturally but can also be released into air, water, and soil through anthropogenic activities such as mining, metal and cement production, and combustion of fossil fuels. It is highly toxic and persistent in the environment. It can be transported in the atmosphere great distances, and can enter the food chain and accumulate in flora and fauna.

This free and self-paced course introduces you to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which seeks to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. Participants can complete a quiz on completion of the course to earn a certificate. An updated version of this course is now live and can be accessed here.

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