CNRM

NATIONAL REFERENCE
CENTRE for MERCURY

I am frustrated when I think that without Minamata disease I could have run like everyone else. Please deal with mercury properly. We need more countries to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Shinobu Sakamoto

CNRM is representing Italy in the Minamata Convention

established on December 19, 2012

Mercury
It is one of the most dangerous pollutants due to its high level of toxicity and its persistence in the environment. Once released into soil, water or atmosphere, it gives rise to a complex combination of chemical, physical and biological processes, transforming into compounds that are very harmful.
The effects
It can have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, as well as on the lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes, compromising cognitive and / or sensory functions and motor skills; it is also possible for mercury to cross the placenta and irreversibly damage a fetus.
The Centre
The National Reference Centre for Mercury (CNRM) represents Italy in the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Its creation took place as part of the initiatives adopted by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), about mercury pollution.
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