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Mercury Open House

Public Information Session

On Sunday, July 24th, 2011 from noon to 4:00 pm, the organizers of the 10th ICMGP invite everyone to a Mercury Open House - Public Information Session.

This session is free and open to the general public and conferees, and will feature a variety of interactive exhibits about mercury in our environment.

You will discover where mercury comes from, how it gets around and how it can affect the environment and humans. Participants will learn about the natural sources of mercury, and how human activities have accelerated its release to the environment for thousands of years.

Experts from the National Institute for Minamata Disease in Japan will be on-hand to provide free analyses of mercury in hair samples, discuss the human health effects of mercury, and to describe how exposure to mercury varies around the world.

Children will be kept busy with fun activities to help them recognize potential sources of mercury, and hands-on games focused on protecting our environment.

There will be displays and information on how best to reduce your exposure to mercury at home and in the workplace. Representatives from RONA will be on-site with a recycling centre for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), so please bring your spent CFLs to help keep mercury out of our local landfills!

We hope you can join us on July 24th for this special event. Any questions should be directed to the Conference Secretariat.

Where: Suites 301-302 at the World Trade and Convention Centre (1800 Argyle Street, Halifax)
When: Sunday, July 24th, 2011 from noon to 4:00 pm