Indonesia to crack down on mercury use

Indonesia to crack down on mercury use

Indonesia is hoping to end the use of mercury in health care by 2020 and half its levels in cosmetics manufacturing by 2030, according to a report published by Reuters.

“Considering that mercury is a hazardous and toxic material that is resistant to decomposition and can accumulate in living organism, the government views the need to regulate its use to avoid any negative impact on health and the environment,” the Indonesian government said in the statement, per Reuters.

The government will usher in a series of measures, including education programs on the hazardous metal and improved monitoring of mercury trade and mining.

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