140 countries agree to UN mercury treaty

“More than 140 nations have agreed on the first legally-binding treaty to curb mercury pollution. Delegates at UN talks in Geneva approved measures to control the use of the highly toxic metal, which is widely used in chemical production and small-scale mining, in order to limit mercury emissions.”

[The Guardian]


  1. You think? What will prevent them from re-assessing the now “extremely rare” tungsten poisoning to “ubiquitous” and “chronic”? With all the King’s men ready for action?

  2. Can’t seem to find a list of those 140 despite going through 2 pages of Google hits (including the UN site). One suspects that the 140 are overwhelmingly countries expecting to get hand-outs from the UN at the expense of OECD countries. One also suspects that the target isn’t Mercury per se, but coal.


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