Squeezing Gold from a Stone: How to Reduce Toxic Health Risks and Pollution Caused by Mercury Use in the Small-Scale & Artisanal Gold Mining Sector

United Nations Environment Programme (2009)

Low-cost technologies available now have the potential to reduce dramatically mercury pollution in the small-scale and artisanal mining sector. By supporting miners with knowledge and resources to adopt these new technologies and with the right policies in place at the local, national and global level, we can stem a significant source of global mercury pollution.

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