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Richard Mwendandu (L), Kenya's Environment ministry's Director of mineral resources speaks on January 10, 2013 during a joint press conference with Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, in Nairobi, Kenya. Steiner said that mercury, which exists in various forms remains a global threat to human health and the environment. Parts of Africa, Asia and South America could see increasing emissions of mercury into the environment, owing mainly to the use of the element in small-scale gold mining and to the burning of coal for electricity generation. The announcement comes ahead of a major conference on mercury to be held in Geneva next week and that aims to conclude discussions on a global treaty to minimise risks from mercury exposure. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Richard Mwendandu (L), Kenya's Environment ministry's Director of mineral resources speaks on January 10, 2013 during a joint press conference with Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, in Nairobi, Kenya. Steiner said that mercury, which exists in various forms remains a global threat to human health and the environment. Parts of Africa, Asia and South America could see increasing emissions of mercury into the environment, owing mainly to the use of the element in small-scale gold mining and to the burning of coal for electricity generation. The announcement comes ahead of a major conference on mercury to be held in Geneva next week and that aims to conclude discussions on a global treaty to minimise risks from mercury exposure. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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