Minamata Convention

October 17, 2023

New EIA report exposes a global failure to prevent the deliberate addition of toxic mercury to skin lightening products.

New EIA report exposes a global failure to prevent the deliberate addition of toxic mercury to skin lightening products. Washington, DC: For the first time ever, an undercover investigation by the EnvironmentalInvestigation Agency (EIA) has exposed key companies deliberately adding toxic mercury toskin lightening products (SLPs) and the mercury compound […]
October 12, 2023

Toxic mercury cosmetics still marketed as a ‘solution’ to dark skin

213 products tested from 23 online platforms across 12 countries 90% had more mercury than legal limit set by the Minamata Convention Africa’s proposed amendment would strengthen treaty by banning advertising and sales of such toxic products Minamata Convention (COP5) negotiators urged to strengthen existing treaty [Brussels/Belgium] Despite being banned […]
October 12, 2023

PETITION:  Make Mercury added cosmetics History! 

SIGN THE PETITION UNTIL THE 27 OCTOBER! Strengthen the Convention provisions to disallow sales and marketing of mercury-added skin lightening products   During the upcoming COP51 in late October, an amendment by the African Region2 has been proposed to strengthen existing Convention provisions that currently ban manufacture and trade of mercury added […]
October 4, 2023

Minamata Convention on Mercury COP5 – Farewell to fluorescents: sign the petition

In October, delegates representing 146 nations have the opportunity to say Farewell to Fluorescents and avoid a cumulative 178 metric tonnes of mercury pollution (lamps and power plant emissions). Transitioning to clean, energy-efficient LED lighting will eliminate the threat of lighting-related mercury exposure, alleviate strain on national power grids and ensure that people have […]
June 19, 2023

The EEB, Zero Mercury Working Group and CARICOM rally to phase out toxic mercury products in the Caribbean

The 6 and 7 June, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat have gathered 14 countries in the Caribbean to showcase the impressive efforts in phasing out mercury-added products in some of the countries in the region. The conference organisers […]
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