Results of Research on Mercury in Madre de Dios

///Results of Research on Mercury in Madre de Dios

The Consultative Committee of the Regional Health Strategy for the Surveillance and Control of Risks of Contamination by Heavy Metals and Other Chemical Substances, an inter-institutional coordination area of ​​the Regional Directorate of Health of Madre de Dios, organizes the III Research Forum: Mercury, dangerous chemicals And public health in Madre de Dios. It will be held on November 28 and 29 in the Auditorium of the Educational Institution Carlos Fermin Fitzcarrald.

National and foreign researchers specializing in past metals, mercury and other hazardous chemicals that alter the environment and affect people’s health will attend the event. The results of the latest research and interventions carried out in Madre de Dios by Duke University, CAMEP Project of Stanford University, Amazon Scientific Innovation Center, National School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP-FIOCRUZ) will be presented. ) Ministry of the Environment, CENSOPAS, SANIPES, among others.

The Peruvian Congress has ratified its adherence to the Minamata Convention, which seeks to progressively reduce the use of mercury in safeguarding the health of the population and the environment. The information produced by the research will become the main technical input for local and national authorities to generate their plans of action towards the implementation of the Convention and thus to deal successfully with the problems detected.

Advisory Committee
Of the Regional Health Strategy for the Surveillance and Control of Risks of Contamination by Heavy Metals and other Chemical Substances.
Regional Directorate of Health of Madre de Dios.