Human exposure to mercury is presently a major public health concern worldwide (Sheehan et al., 2014; Andreoli and Sprovieri, 2017). Since 2013, a growing number of countries are agreeing to join efforts aiming to protect human health and the environment against the deleterious effects of this heavy metal. The result of the conceptualization of this collaborative platform was the Minamata Convention on Mercury1, endorsed by the World Health Organization2 (WHO) and ratified by Brazil on August, 2017.
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