Mercury pollution in the Upper Beni River, Amazonian basin : Bolivia

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Maurice Bourgoin, Laurence; Quiroga, I.; Guyot, Jean-Loup; Malm, O.;
(1999)
  • Subject: MINE | MATIERE EN SUSPENSION | OR | POLLUTION DES EAUX CONTINENTALES | EXPLOITATION ECONOMIQUE | SANTE PUBLIQUE | MERCURE | SEDIMENT | CONTAMINATION | COURS D'EAU | HOMME | FLUORESCENCE | POISSON D'EAU DOUCE | ANALYSE CHIMIQUE | SPECTROMETRIE
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Mercury contamination caused by the amalgamation of gold in small-scale gold mining is an environmental problem of increasing concern, particularly in tropical regions like the Amazon, where a new boom of such gold mining started in the 1970s. In Brazil, research into t... View more
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