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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12099

20 September 2018
Contents Publication in full By article 12 / 33
SECTORAL POLICIES / Environment
Mercury pollution is major threat requiring more robust response, says EEA
Brussels, 19/09/2018 (Agence Europe)

As it persists in the environment for thousands of years, mercury, a highly toxic metal, continues to pose a significant risk for the environment and for human health in Europe and remains a problem that must be tackled on a global scale, states the report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), published on Wednesday 19 September.

It is in rivers, lakes and oceans that mercury accumulates in its most toxic form and where it presents the greatest risk as it changes into methylmercury. The...

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