that's over 650 million days or 15 billion hours of healthy human life lost though small-scale gold mining make up only a tiny fraction of the global mining
by a sana 2017 cited by 20 — managing risk to protect human health and the environment is a shared perception of the health impacts of gold mining: all participants were
by r eisler 2003 cited by 193 — health problems of gold miners who worked underground include decreased life expectancy; increased frequency of cancer of the trachea, bronchus, lung,
by r eisler 2004 cited by 125 — arsenic sources to the biosphere associated with gold mining include waste soil associated with future adverse health effects; arsenic-contaminated drinking
by zc castilhos 2006 cited by 182 — this study investigates the effects on fish and assesses human health hazards from mercury released in two gold mining areas in indonesia: tatelu (north
by ja entwistle 2019 cited by 28 — human health effects of environmental pollution (kc makris, section such as those adopted in the artisanal mining of gold, also result in
by lj esdaile 2018 cited by 147 — the health effects on the miners are dire, with inhaled mercury leading to neurological damage and other
by sj spiegel 2009 cited by 38 — in recent years, the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining has been posing another set of serious human and environmental health risks. a robust body of research has exposed the downstream effects of mining, often
in addition, miners and people living around areas where radioactive gases such as radon are emitted can suffer from long term respiratory diseases such as lung
mercury is extremely harmful to human health. the amount of vapor released by mining activities has been proven to damage the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, lungs,
gold mining has some of the largest human and environmental impacts of all types of metal mining. more than 1 in 4 metal mines in the world
by p van straaten 2000 cited by 113 — of small scale miners use mercury in the gold extraction process causing contamination of the environment and risks to human health. human exposure to hg
by vm ngole-jeme 2017 cited by 100 — many of the heavy metals and metalloids released from gold mining activities are toxic to plants and have the capacity to bioaccumulate,
by mk dorleku 2018 cited by 8 — the effects of small-scale gold mining activities on heavy metal levels in water that may have serious impact on human health (smedley et al.
mitigating the environmental, health, and human rights impacts of gold mining in the west and central rand will require a significant commitment from the south
the elevated sediment levels contain mercury and other contaminants, which can pose human health risks and have a detrimental impact on
by o ralph 2018 cited by 10 — blood samples were collected and analyzed for the presence of mercury and lead. gold miners in batouri are exposed to the risk of physical injuries, respiratory conditions, diarrheal conditions, psychotic disorders, dermatophyte infections, helminthic infestations, malaria and musculoskeletal problems.
by m romero 2016 cited by 5 — mining can propel economic growth, but often results in heavy metal releases, that could negatively impact human health. using a difference- in-
by m alerte — and has (mis)represented this information as human health.2 the mining. the environmental impact on women's health depends on a range of factors that affect workers in large-scale underground mines or small-scale gold-panning
artisanal and small-scale gold mining is a vital source of income, but it is also governments commit to improving healthcare for populations
this small-scale form of gold mining has little effect on the body of water, but affects not only wildlife populations but also human populations.
health problems of gold miners who worked underground include decreased life national and international regulatory agencies for protection of human health. findings also vary with regard to the effect of noise in the workplace on