Weston Roundtable: Got Gold? The Human and Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining

When

Thursday November 16th, 2017, 4:15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Thursday November 16th, 2017, 4:15pm 2017-11-16 17:15:00 America/Chicago Weston Roundtable: Got Gold? The Human and Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Presented by: William Pan, assistant professor, Global Health Institute, Duke University 1153 Mechanical Engineering

Presenter(s)

William Pan, assistant professor, Global Health Institute, Duke University

Where

1153 Mechanical Engineering

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Evidence from the Peruvian Amazon

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is estimated to produce between 10 percent and 30 percent of gold worldwide. While ASGM may achieve socioeconomic gains for families, it is also identified as the leading source of atmospheric mercury. This presentation will explore the social, economic, environmental and health impacts of ASGM on both global and local scales, focusing on the current epidemic of mining in the Peruvian Amazon and on the long-term impacts of mercury exposure.

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