Starting in Latin America in the 1980s a revival of the use of amalgamation in gold panning has spread rapidly in tropical areas and roughly 10 million people was estimated to be engaged in in this activity. This is the major reason for this project started by SCOPE. An overview is given of the aims of the project and the meetings held in Stockholm and Rio de Janeiro as well as the future plans of meetings and fact finding missions in Africa and Asia. Important aspects of the project is a comparison of the behaviour, distribution and transformation of mercury in the tropics as compared to temperate regions and the global load of mercury in the environment.
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- SCOPE project “Evaluation of the Role and Distribution of Mercury on Ecosystems with Special Emphasis on Tropical Regions”
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