Health risks of mercury in the context of global socio-environmental variability

Minamata Online Virtual 19 - 19 Oct 2021

This fourth session of the mercury science stream addresses human health risks to mercury in the context of worldwide socioenvironmental variability. This topic, in preparation for the 2022 ICMGP plenary lecture and synthesis paper, presents an overview of risks posed by mercury to human populations worldwide through case studies. We tend to generalize (and at times misrepresent) mercury risk in science and policy arenas and can sometimes forget that risk is context dependent. As such, the primary goal of this work is to help stakeholders (e.g. Minamata Convention policy makers; mercury scientists) gain a deeper empathy and understanding of the diversity/variance of mercury risk globally.

19 October


  • Masatake Fujimura, Director, National Institute for Minamata Disease, Japan
  • Emelyn Shroff, Director of Research, Public Health Authority, Seychelles
  • Irina Zastenskaya, Technical Officer for Chemical Safety, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Jose Dorea, Professor Emeritus, University of Brasila
  • Niladri Basu, Professor, McGill University, Canada
  • Milena Horvat, Head, Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Joy Leaner, Co-chair, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant 2022
  • Eisaku Toda, Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury


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Starts on 19 Oct 2021 2 PM CET
Ends on 19 Oct 2021 3 PM CET
2021-10-19T16:00:00 - 2021-10-19T17:30:00
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