BRI is a leader in research designed to understand the risks of exposure to and the effects of mercury in ecosystems. Since its inception, BRI has focused on providing accurate and neutral science to help inform the development and implementation of policies related to reducing mercury exposure to humans and the environment.
In 2011, we created the Center for Mercury Studies to consolidate science and policy-related projects led by BRI scientists around the world. One important focus of these projects is to provide information to a wide range of audiences in an effective manner. Results from our Center for Mercury Studies projects are published in peer-reviewed literature and also translated into communications booklets that summarize findings, making our research available to fellow scientists, stakeholders, regulators, and decision makers alike.
As co-lead of UN Environment's Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research Partnership, BRI is assisting in the process of developing a global mercury monitoring system, has provided technical expertise on multiple Articles within the Minamata Convention, and has contributed to the preparation of the Global Mercury Assessment 2013. Learn more about the Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research Partnership and its projects through the link above, or download the Partnership Area Profile (pdf).
BRI is dedicated to providing sound scientific information to policymakers, helping to inform critical decisions regarding environmental health and integrity.
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