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August , 2010
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ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON ‘MERCURY PHASE OUT FROM HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN INDIA’

Source: Toxics Link, Date: August , 2010

The issue of mercury (Hg) has gained prominence in India. During these years, various studies have been taken up on usage, disposal and its impacts on environment and human health. Toxics Link has also been engaged in a sustained campaign in reducing and finally eliminating its usage in the health care sector in Delhi. The first ever study on the use of mercury in healthcare by Toxics Link, resulted in a debate in the Indian Parliament and the Delhi government put out a few public notices to warn people of the dangers of mercury. The Government of Delhi in June 2007 took the major step towards reduction of Hg waste from health care.

In keeping with the uproar on the issue, a roundtable on mercury was organised on 29th July, 2010 with all stakeholders like government officials, doctors and hospital staff and more.  

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