08 Aug 2008

Lieu: International Environment House I | Room 3

Organisation: Geneva Environment Network

UNEP together with WHO has launched a guidance document entitled “Identifying Populations at Risk from Mercury Exposure”. The document is intended to assist countries concerned about the potential national impacts of mercury pollution to identify specific populations or subpopulations that may be at risk. It aims to provide guidance on estimating exposures to mercury through biomonitoring as well as exposures to methylmercury using data on dietary fish intake.


Video presentation on “Minamata Disease”

Welcome and introduction
UNEP Chemicals, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)

Mercury sources of exposure, impact on the environment and health
UNEP Chemicals, DTIE

Risk management of methylmercury in fish
Health Security and Environment, WHO

Current Activities of the UNEP Mercury Programme
UNEP Chemicals, DTIE

Open forum

Closing remarks
UNEP Chemicals, DTIE