July 6th, 2012
Joined by the EU, Canada and other developed countries, the U.S. opposed a separate health provision during the fourth (of five) mercury treaty negotiation earlier this week in Punta del Este, Uruguay. “This is an example of north–south double standard over whether health issues will be addressed equitably,” stated Michael Bender , MPP director, who provided a statement on behalf of the Zero Mercury Working Group during the negotiation. “Mercury is a basic human rights issue. Health strategies to address reducing exposure to mercury must be included in this treaty.”
This entry was posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 4:26 pm and is filed under Academic Projects, Blogroll, Dental Mercury, Developing World, Environmental Justice, Fish and Seafood, International, Press Releases, UNEP, US. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.