Environmental and human exposure assessment monitoring of communities near an abandoned mercury mine in the Philippines: a toxic legacy.

@article{Maramba2006EnvironmentalAH,
  title={Environmental and human exposure assessment monitoring of communities near an abandoned mercury mine in the Philippines: a toxic legacy.},
  author={Nelia P C Maramba and Jose Paciano Reyes and Ana Trinidad Francisco-Rivera and Lynn Crisanta R Panganiban and Carissa Dioquino and Nerissa Dando and Rene Timbang and Hirokatsu Akagi and Ma Teresa Castillo and Carmela Quitoriano and Maredith Afuang and Akito Matsuyama and Tomomi Eguchi and Youko Fuchigami},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={135-45}
}
Abandoned mines are an important global concern and continue to pose real or potential threats to human safety and health including environmental damage/s. Very few countries had government mine regulation and reclamation policies until the latter part of the century where legal, financial and technical procedures were required for existing mining operations. Major reasons for mine closure may be mainly due to poor economies of the commodity making mining unprofitable, technical difficulties… CONTINUE READING
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