Mercury is a chemical element that is harmful to human health and the environment.

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Historic meeting shows world is serious about mercury menace

As the mercury falls in Geneva with the advent of autumnal chills, the world is for the first time gathering to deal with the rising health impacts of the toxic chemical.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, which…

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