Minamata Convention

Various Reports and Documents are developed during the life-cycle of a project. These include Project Framework Documents or similar document that describes the project’s aims, expected outputs and activities and the Final Project Report which conveys the actual outcomes of the project. Developed Reports from each of the mercury projects can be found at the

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Under the “Fish Mercury Biomonitoring in the Caribbean Region” Project conducted in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, the BCRC-Caribbean developed fish consumption matrices and flyers to raise awareness of mercury in aquatic species and measures that could be taken to reduce exposure to mercury through consumption. The materials

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Through its projects, the BCRC-Caribbean has developed communications material to raise awareness on the sources of mercury and its dangers to human health and the environment. Developed material include videos, flyers and posters.   To see material developed under the Minamata Initial Assessment in Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago

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Under the Minamata Initial Assessment in Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, the BCRC-Caribbean developed videos, posters and brochures to raise awareness on the sources of mercury in these countries and its dangers to human health and the environment. These were presented to national stakeholders and students through a series

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Conventions

Chemicals are increasingly produced and used throughout the globe in the manufacture of everyday products, for industrial, agricultural and household applications and in all other sectors. Similarly, increased production and use of products by individuals, families and businesses result in the generation of large quantities of wastes which must then be disposed of. Most countries,

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Minamata

Mercury is a highly toxic element and is considered one of the top ten (10) chemicals of major public health concern according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mercury is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust, and although various natural processes contribute to the release of mercury, the anthropogenic causes are the source

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