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U.S. joins Minamata Convention on Mercury « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. joins Minamata Convention on Mercury

On November 6, The United States signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury. According to a press release from the State Department, the Minamata Convention aims “to reduce exposure to mercury, a toxic chemical with significant health effects on the brain and nervous system . . . [and] . . . complements domestic measures by addressing the transnational nature of the problem.”

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