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This report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides a critical review of the current evidence on occupational mercury exposures and health impacts, as well as highlighting key priority areas for action. The ILO has long recognized the occupational risks posed by mercury exposure, and in fact, mercury poisoning was recognized as one of the very first occupational diseases, listed in the ILO list of occupational diseases already in 1925. This significant burden for workers, and society as a whole, is entirely preventable. Original source here.