Monday, July 25, 2011

KidSafe Seafood is headed to Canada!

SeaWeb's KidSafe Seafood program is going to Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 26-July 29 for the 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP). The conference will explore the linkages between the transport and sources of mercury to the environment, and the health risks associated with mercury exposure among humans and wildlife.

Look out for our poster on Thursday, July 28 in the exhibit hall as part of the Special Session S19 series: Socio-economic factors affecting mercury exposure and risk

S19 – Socio-economic factors affecting mercury exposure and risk
PRINCIPAL ORGANIZER: Marc Lucotte, Université du Québec à Montréal
This special session will bring together scientists and science uAdd Image
sers to discuss the most effective ways to reach vulnerable populations exposed to Hg throughout the world and to help them adopt long-lasting healthy behaviour and practices considering their socio-economical realities. Particular attention will be given to neglected populations that are amongst the most exposed populations in the world.

With over 900 registered participants and a schedule packed with relevant, interesting sessions KidSafe Seafood is looking forward to learning about the most recent and important advances in mercury research.

Stay tuned for more information from the conference!

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