A Poisonous Mix

A Poisonous Mix

Child Labor, Mercury, and Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali

Book - 2011
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Reveals that children as young as six dig mining shafts, work underground, pull up heavy weights of ore, and carry, crush, and pan ore. Many children also work with mercury, a toxic substance, to separate the gold from the ore. Mercury attacks the central nervous system and is particularly harmful to children.
Publisher: [New York] : Human Rights Watch, c2011
ISBN: 9781564328311
Branch Call Number: 362.7 H91p
Characteristics: i, 108 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Kippenberg, Juliane


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