Globally, the use of mercury in artisanal gold mining (coal mining) is growing and represents today the largest intentional use of mercury in the world, with 1500 tons per year of mercury used and released into the environment. The number of gold miners in the world is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries.
With our webinar speaker, Dr. Marcello Veiga, you can discuss how to monitor air emissions of mercury and how to analyze biological samples such as hair, urine, and fish. Moreover, the webinar will address solutions to the problems of environmental liabilities, especially for mining companies that have to live with illegal miners in their areas.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What is the need for monitoring mercury in artisanal mining towns and operations
- How does mercury impacts health and environment
- What are the main problems of artisanal gold mining and how to deal with them