Applicability of two mobile analysers for mercury in urine in small-scale gold mining areas.

Abstract

Mercury is still used in developing countries to extract gold from the ore in small-scale gold mining areas. This is a major health hazard for people living in mining areas. The concentration of mercury in urine was analysed in different mining areas in Zimbabwe, Indonesia and Tanzania. First the urine samples were analysed by CV-AAS (cold vapour atomic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2011.06.005

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