health related issues in gold mining

Health risks of gold miners: a synoptic review

These problems are briefly documented in gold miners from Australia, North America, South America, and Africa. In general, HIV infection or excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption tended to exacerbate existing health problems. Miners who used elemental mercury to amalgamate and extract gold were heavily contaminated with mercury.

Health Risks of Gold Miners: A Synoptic Review SpringerLink

These problems are briefly documented in gold miners from Australia, North America, South America, and Africa. In general, HIV infection or excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption tended to exacerbate existing health problems. Miners who used elemental mercury to amalgamate and extract gold were heavily contaminated with mercury.

Health and Artisanal Gold Mining - Artisanal Gold Council

Some of the health issues of ASGM communities are related to the socio-economic conditions of the population rather than the mining activities themselves. For example malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, inadequate access to clean water and sanitation are often associated with ASGM communities.

Health Risks of Gold Miners: A Synoptic Review

In conclusion, uncontrolled use of mercury in traditional gold mining activities, eventually caused problems to the environment as well as public health of the society. View Show abstract

Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Brilliant Earth

The use of mercury in gold mining is causing a global health and environmental crisis. Mercury, a liquid metal, is used in artisanal and small-scale gold mining to extract gold from rock and sediment. Unfortunately, mercury is a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on miners’ health, not to mention the health of the planet.

Health Problems from Mining - Hesperian Health Guides

Mining damages health in many ways: Dust, chemical spills, harmful fumes, heavy metals and radiation can poison workers and cause life-long health problems as well as allergic reactions and other immediate problems. Heavy lifting and working with the body in awkward positions can lead to injuries to the arms, legs, and back.

Health Effects Of Mining - TheWorldCounts

Every year, 1.8 million years of ill-health, disability or early death can be attributed to the global burden of disease from mercury poisoning in artisanal small-scale gold mining 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 industry.

Miners Face Health Risks, Even on Good Days Live Science

Listed as the most dangerous industry for workers until 2001, mining is now outranked by industrial fishing, roofing and aircraft-related occupations, among others, according to the U.S. Bureau of ...

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