Overview: Paraguay has not yet carried out a national mercury inventory. Paraguay has some studies on mercury use and effects on the environment and humans; however more information and assessments are needed in order to identify the populations and communities at risk. In spite of body of laws established, none of the stages of the life cycle of chemicals are adequately covered, being the industrial chemicals sector the one which possess the fewest legal instruments compared to agricultural and public consumption chemicals.
UN Environment (UNEP)
Contact person: Ludovic BERNAUDAT (Email: Ludovic.BERNAUDAT@unep.org)
Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Latin America and Caribbean Region in Uruguay
Contact person: Gabriela MEDINA (Email: Gabriela.MEDINA@dinama.gub.uy)
Executing component on information exchange and dissemination