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BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:504

Belgium bans cluster bombs: Belgian legislators outlawed cluster munitions last week. Campaigners had argued that their indiscriminate character put the bombs in the same category as antipersonnel mines. Research from Iraq shows that 90% of casualties injured by this type of bomb were civilians, says the charity Handicap International.

EC proposes mercury ban in monitoring devices: The European Commission …

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