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Title: Toxic Gold Rush
Url: http://ewradio.org/program.aspx?ProgramID=4126
Creator: Schmitt, Kathleen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison. Sea Grant College Program
Description: This radio broadcast outlines the recent upsurge in gold mining, particularly small-scale operations, and the resulting problem of mercury pollution. A brief introduction to the use of mercury to separate gold is presented, and a United Nations technical adviser discusses the health effects, which are especially serious for poor people in small countries. The clip is 2 minutes in length and may be streamed online or downloaded in MP3 format.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine -- Environmental health -- Air -- Air pollution (General) -- By substance, A-Z -- Mercury
Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Toxicology -- Special poisons and groups of poisons -- Inorganic poisons -- Special, A-Z -- Mercury and mercury compounds
Technology -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Ore deposits and mining of particular metals -- Gold and silver ore deposits and mining. Precious metals
Technology -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Prospecting -- Special minerals, etc., A-Z -- Mercury
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Health -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Pollution
Health -- Poisons and toxicology
Mining engineering -- Environmental impacts
Date Issued: 2005-11-14
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 3
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
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