Mercury poisoning still felt in Canada

Survivors affected by eating polluted fish 40 years ago campaign for more long-term support and compensation.

    Delegates from 140 countries are expected to sign a United Nations treaty in Japan, aimed at curbing the use of mercury.

    The treaty is being called the Minimata convention, in honour of a city that saw Japan's worst chemical poisoning.

    There was a similar incident in Canada, more than 40 years ago.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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