Mercury Release Inventory, Waste Storage and Disposal in Jamaica

United Nations Environment Programme (2016)

Mercury is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO), as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern. This is primarily because all forms of mercury have been established as toxic to both humans and animals; with no biological benefits and causing deleterious health impacts. It also results in serious contamination to the natural environment. The chemical is used in a range of areas including the industrial, commercial, health, domestic and waste sectors.

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