SILENCED - AS MERCURY RISES PETITION
Mercury is a very toxic substance, which has serious effects on both human health and the environment. Inhalation fo mercury vapours can cause harmful effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems. It can also cause neurological and behavioural disorders, and symptoms such as insomnia, memory loss, neuromuscular effects, headaches, cognitive and motor dysfunction. Within the environment, mercury vapour can travel long distances before setting into the atmosphere where it bio-accumulates, further increasing the odds of contamination.
The UNEP Minamata Convention on mercury comes into effect globally in 2020, and bans all production, importation and exportation of measuring instruments (thermometers, barometers, etc.) containing mercury.
The Minamata Convention on mercury agreement is a global treaty to eliminate the use of mercury, in the interest of protecting both human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. It was agreed upon at the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in Geneva, in January 2013. So then, how can we still let companies use mercury in so many of their products?.
Please add your voice to ours so that the government changes all laws regarding mercury and bans it completely from common products and medical treatments.
If scientific experts from Minamata Convention ask to ban mercury because of its toxicity on human health, we believe our government should institute the same rules for household products and medical treatments. We ask the government to remove any form of mercury from vaccines, dental amalgams, light bulbs and any products or medical treatments related to humans.
We won't stop until is done, and as always, we are so grateful for your support but we need YOU to sign the petition. You can do so by clicking here: