Business / Corporate Oct 17, 2018

Panasonic to end mercury lamp production in 2020

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday that it will end production of its mercury lamp products, for use mainly at gymnasiums and factories, at the end of June 2020. The major electronics maker will make the move before the Minamata Convention on Mercury starts to prohibit the ...

National Feb 3, 2016

Japan joins Minamata convention against mercury pollution

Japan on Tuesday became the 23rd country to join the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international pollution treaty on the toxic metal that requires approval by 50 countries for it to take effect. The convention describes mercury as "a chemical of global concern." It aims ...