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Nov 29, 2012

Join Our Global Webinar on New Mercury Report - December 4, 2012


Media Advisory

Biodiversity Research Institute Invites You to a Global Webinar on New Findings on Mercury Exposure and Contamination

On December 4, 2012, the Zero Mercury Working Group, in cooperation with scientists from Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and other prominent scientists, is organizing a global webinar to release new findings that demonstrate extensive mercury contamination of seafood and to summarize recent studies that show health effects from methylmercury occurring below the level that was considered “safe” just a few years ago. Scientists will highlight new research and explain why current government “safety limits” should be strengthened worldwide. The report will be released accompanied by a press release on December 4. This comes ahead of the final round of United Nations negotiations, scheduled in January 2013, for a global mercury treaty.

Click here for more information: http://www.briloon.org/uploads/BRI/index/FINALZMWG_MEDIA_%20ADVISORY.pdf

If you have questions please contact Deborah McKew at 207-839-7600 X222

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Media Advisory

Biodiversity Research Institute Invites You to a Global Webinar on New Findings on Mercury Exposure and Contamination

On December 4, 2012, the Zero Mercury Working Group, in cooperation with scientists from Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and other prominent scientists, is organizing a global webinar to release new findings that demonstrate extensive mercury contamination of seafood and to summarize recent studies that show health effects from methylmercury occurring below the level that was considered “safe” just a few years ago. Scientists will highlight new research and explain why current government “safety limits” should be strengthened worldwide. The report will be released accompanied by a press release on December 4. This comes ahead of the final round of United Nations negotiations, scheduled in January 2013, for a global mercury treaty.

Click here for more information: http://www.briloon.org/uploads/BRI/index/FINALZMWG_MEDIA_%20ADVISORY.pdf

If you have questions please contact Deborah McKew at 207-839-7600 X222