The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. V (MGB RO-V) Engineer III Earvin John Yuson and Engineer I Christine Isah Riñon joined the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region V to an awareness raising activity on the impacts of Mercury to the environment and human health on March 8, 19 and 26 at DENR-V Hamada Hall and Kanzo Hall, Legazpi City.

The activity aims to familiarize LGUs, High School teachers, Small-Scale Miners, Pollution Control Officers, Philippine Dental Association members and other stakeholders with mercury characteristics, sources and uses, health and environmental impacts, mercury management and the Minamata Convention.