India was one of the first countries of the global south in the early 1990s to call for a ban on exports to developing countries. India notified the hazardous waste rules in 1989 before the Basel Convention
Mercury is one of the most dangerous environmental pollutants, both in its elemental form and in chemical combination. When mercury is released into the environment it gets transformed into methyl mercury through microbial action. The methylation of mercury is a key step in the entrance of mercury into food chains. This methyl mercury is mercury in its most pernicious form.
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