Environmental Health Consequences of Land Mines

@article{Newman2000EnvironmentalHC,
  title={Environmental Health Consequences of Land Mines},
  author={Robert David Newman and M A Mercer},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={243 - 248}
}
  • R. Newman, M. A. Mercer
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Business, Medicine
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Abstract This article reviews the literature on the environmental effects of anti-personnel land mines globally. Land mines represent an immediate environmental health problem. Between 60 and 70 million land mines are currently in place in over 70 countries. Designed to kill or main humans, including civilians, they injure an estimated 1,200 persons and kill another 800 every week. Land-mine injuries tend to be serious; an estimated 300,000 persons worldwide have been disabled by them. The… Expand
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