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Published Date: Jan 31, 2013

SDPI join hands with European Environment Bureau to assess mercury air pollution in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and European
Environment Bureau (EEB), Brussels have agreed to collaborate for a joint study
on assessing mercury air pollution in selected cities in the country.

contract was signed by Mr. Jeremey Wates, Secretary, EEB and Dr. Abid Qayyum
Suleri, Executive Director, on behalf of SDPI. Elena Lymberidi-Settimo, Project
manager, and Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja, senior adviser, chemicals and sustainable
industrial development, SDPI would be the focal persons for the project
activities which would be undertaken with the support of Ministry of Climate
 and environmental protection agencies (EPAs).

air monitoring would be carried out with Lumex mercury analyzer, at Peshawar,
Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore. The envisaged monitoring sites would be
in/outside dental clinics, light manufacturing products industry, chlor-alkali
plant, hospital incinerators and wastes sites.

poses risks to environment and human health, especially of children. Early this
month, 140 countries in Geneva adopted a ground-breaking, world’s first legally
binding treaty on mercury, limiting the use and emission of health-hazardous