Mercury Kills Thousands Every Year. The Minamata Convention Is Here To Change That.

Mercury kills thousands every year. The Minamata Convention is here to change that.

In the mid-1950s doctors in the Japanese city of Minamata began to see patients with severe neurological symptoms. Many died a horrible death. Eventually, Minamata disease was found to be the result of mercury poisoning. A nearby chemical plant was pouring a highly toxic form of mercury, methylmercury, into the sea. Methylmercury is bio-magnified – […]