Health Effects Associated with Inhalation of Airborne Arsenic Arising from Mining Operations

@inproceedings{Martin2014HealthEA,
  title={Health Effects Associated with Inhalation of Airborne Arsenic Arising from Mining Operations},
  author={Rachael Martin and Kim Dowling and Dora Claire Pearce and James Sillitoe and Singarayer K Florentine},
  year={2014}
}
Arsenic in dust and aerosol generated by mining, mineral processing and metallurgical extraction industries, is a serious threat to human populations throughout the world. Major sources of contamination include smelting operations, coal combustion, hard rock mining, as well as their associated waste products, including fly ash, mine wastes and tailings. The number of uncontained arsenic-rich mine waste sites throughout the world is of growing concern, as is the number of people at risk of… CONTINUE READING

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