A Mercury Treaty Soon to Come?

Mercury Treaty Ban Mercury use Child Gold Miners

Worldwide there are many gold miners who are exposed to Mercury on a daily basis. Some of them do not even know what mercury is; some know of it but don't know its affects on the body, and some are young kids who know nothing but in this mine there is gold and they will get paid to find it. This is the awful truth many adults and children deal with. Mercury, which is a very toxic substance, can severely damage the body leading to disabilities and even death. Its toxicity is immense and should not go un-noticed. An international treaty is being created by the United Nations to help these people working in the mines. Does this seem promising to you? How much of a difference do you see coming from this treaty and how do you think corporations prospering from this will think?

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