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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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How Does Mining Affect the Environment? You'll Be Shocked to Know
 
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Find more effects of mining right here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-does-mining-affect-the-environment.html Mining is the source of all the substances that cannot be obtained by industrial processes or through agriculture. Mining reaps huge profits for the companies that own them and provides employment to a large number of people. It is also a huge source of revenue for the government. Despite its economic importance, the effects of mining on the environment is a pressing issue. Mining activities require the clearing of large areas of land. The chemicals used in the mining process often escape into the environment causing pollution. Watch this video to know how mining affects the environment.
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Quarrying - economic, environmental and social effects | Chemistry for All | The Fuse School
 
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Learn the basics about quarrying, its economic advantages and disadvantages concerning environment and healthy living. What is quarrying? and how does it affect us and our environment? Find out more in this video! This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected] SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool
The Enviromental Impact of mining
 
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A 10th grade science project
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Eco-Rehabilitation of Biodiversity in Forest Destroyed by Gold Miners - TvAgro by Juan Gonzalo Angel
 
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Twitter @juangangel The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affect the health of the local population. Mining companies in some countries are required to follow environmental and rehabilitation codes, ensuring the area mined is returned to close to its original state. Some mining methods may have significant environmental and public health effects. Nuss and Eckelman (2014) provide an overview of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts of metals production associated with 62 metals in year 2008. Erosion of exposed hillsides, mine dumps, tailings dams and resultant siltation of drainages, creeks and rivers can significantly impact the surrounding areas, a prime example being the giant Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. In areas of wilderness mining may cause destruction and disturbance of ecosystems and habitats, and in areas of farming it may disturb or destroy productive grazing and croplands. In urbanised environments mining may produce noise pollution, dust pollution and visual pollution. The implantation of a mine is a major habitat modification, and smaller perturbations occurs on an larger scale than exploitation site, mine-waste residuals contamination of the environment for example. Adverse effects can be observed long after the end of the mine activity. Destruction or drastic modification of the original site and anthropogenic substances release can have majors impact on biodiversity in the area. Destruction of the habitat is the main component of biodiversity losses, but direct poisoning caused by mine extracted material, and indirect poisoning through food and water can also affects animals, vegetals and microorganisms. Habitat modification such as pH and temperature modification disturb communities in the area. Endemics species are especially sensitive, since they need really specific environmental conditions. Destruction or slight modification of their habitat put them at the risk of extinction. Habitats can be damaged when there is no enough terrestrial as well by non-chemicals products, such as large rocks from the mines that are discarded in the surrounding landscape with no concern for impacts on natural habitat. Concentration of heavy metals are known to decrease with distance from the mine, and effects on biodiveristy follow the same pattern. Impacts can vary a lot depending on mobility and bioavailability of the contaminant : less mobile molecules will stay inert in the environment while highly mobile molecules will easily move into another compartment or be taken up by organisms. For example, speciation of metals in sediments could modify their bioavailability, and thus their toxicity for aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation plays an important role in polluted habitats : mining impacts on biodiversity should be, assuming that concentration levels are not high enough to directly kill exposed organisms, greater on the species on top of the food chain because of this phenomenon. Adverse mining effects on biodiversity depends on a great extend on the nature of the contaminant, the level of concentration at which it can be found in the environment, and on the nature of the ecosystem itself. Some species are really resistant to anthropogenic disturbances, while some other will completely disappear from the contaminated zone. Time alone does not seem to allow the habitat to recover completely from the contamination. Remediation takes time, and in most of the cases will not enable the recovery of the diversity present before the mining activity. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining Juan Gonzalo Angel www.tvagro.tv
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Environmental issues of metallic mining
 
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Mining for metals has many ill effects on the environment. Here are just a few to open your eyes to the consequences of living a life with commodities. Also I don't claim the rights to any of the images/ text/ music in this video.
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Heavy Metals - Documentary
 
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Impacts of mining
 
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the song is teardrop.
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Insight: Rare–earth metals
 
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Did you know the smooth running of almost every piece of technology you use - is down to something called a rare-earth metal? The Insight team ask why a monopolised market is causing global concern. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fWeaHhqgM4Ry-RMpM2YYw?sub_confirmation=1 Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/c/trtworld/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRTWorld Visit our website: http://www.trtworld.com/
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING
 
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The true impact of uranium mining
 
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Sulfur Dioxide & Exposure Concerns
 
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Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gasses known as oxides of sulfur. It is a colorless gas with a pungent and suffocating odor. It is a common air pollutant found in many parts of the world. Much of the sulfur dioxide in the air comes from the burning of coal and oil at electric power plants. Other sources of sulfur dioxide come from industrial facilities that use coal or oil, petroleum refineries, cement manufacturing, metal mining and processing, paper pulp manufacturing and copper smelting. Trains, large ships and some diesel equipment may burn high sulfur fuels which also contributes to sulfur dioxide in the air. Sulfur dioxide has also been used as a food preservative and for food processing; as a disinfectant; for bleaching flour, fruit, grain, wood pulp, wool, textile fibers, wicker, gelatin and glue; and for making other chemicals. It is also used for wastewater treatment. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can react with precipitation, oxygen and other substances in the atmosphere to form acid rain. People can be exposed to sulfur dioxide outdoors by breathing polluted air. This is more likely to occur in the summer, when the sun and hot temperatures react with pollution to form smog. Natural pollution sources, such as plant decay and volcanoes can also expose people to this gas. People who live near or work in facilities that utilize sulfur dioxide or produce it as a by-product may also be exposed. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Breathing sulfur dioxide can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs, and cause coughing and shortness of breath. Short-term exposure to sulfur dioxide can cause stomach pain, menstrual disorders, watery eyes, inhibition of thyroid function, loss of smell, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, convulsions, and dizziness.” They also report, “Short-term exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide in the air can be life-threatening by causing breathing difficulties and obstructing airways, especially for people with lung disease. Long-term exposure to persistent levels of sulfur dioxide can cause chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and respiratory illness. It can also aggravate existing heart disease.” These are just a few things to know about sulfur dioxide, exposure risks and potential health concerns. To learn more about this or other indoor and outdoor air quality, health and safety, occupational or environmental issues, please visit the websites shown below. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. http://www.iecinc.net LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters http://HudsonDouglasPublicAdjusters.com
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E-waste: Why We Need to Act Now
 
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An educational video about e-waste that can be used to introduce others about what e-waste is and its effects on the environment and each other Many of the photos and information used in this video were from other sources which I give credit to in the following Works Cited list: Works Cited Aragon, Liz. Diverse People Raising Hands. 2012. Diverse People Raising Hands. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. Byer, Renee C. N.d. Ghana, West Africa. The Selects: Living on a Dollar a Day. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. Charleston, Emma. N.d. Emma Charleston: Rubbish. Web. 06 Apr. 2016. Chung, Chien Min. N.d. Guiyu, China. Guiyu, China E-waste. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. Concept Draw. N.d. Advertising - Vector Stencils Library. Web. 16 Apr. 2016. Eduplusswf. ""POLLUTION" Animated Educational Video with Lyrics and Sound." YouTube. YouTube, 22 Feb. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. "Electronic Waste." WHO | Electronic Waste. WHO, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. Electronics Take Back Coalition. "E-WASTE: The Exploding Global Electronic Waste Crisis." Web. Empa. "Hazardous Substances in E-Waste." A Knowledge Base for the Sustainable Recycling of E-Waste. Empa, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. Friedman, Philip. 2009. TV Cleaning Tips - How to. Web. 12 Apr. 2016. The Guardian. "Digital debris: The toxic path of electronic waste video." Web. 2011 GDJ. 2012. Clipart - Sinister Smiley Face. Web. 16 Apr. 2016. Li, Yuan Chun., and Banci Lian. Wang. E-waste: Management, Types and Challenges. New York: Nova Science, 2012. Print. N.d. The 1-2-3 Breathe-play M. Web. 12 Apr. 2016. N.d. Clipart - TV in Trash. By Liftarn. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. N.d. Electronic Circuit Design. Web. 08 Apr. 2016. N.d. Free Vector Graphic: Fists, Sky, Red, Black. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. N.d. Handheld Clip Art Download. Web. 06 Apr. 2016. N.d. Money Pictures Clip Art. Web. 16 Apr. 2016. N.d. NG Microsystems | Home. Web. 06 Apr. 2016. N.d. School Teacher Clip Art. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. OntarioEStewardship. "RYE EducationTour - 2015." YouTube. YouTube, 11 June 2015. Web. 20 Apr. 2016. Recycle Your Electronics. "Electronics Recycling | Recycle Your Electronics." RecycleYourElectronicsca. Ontario Electronic Stewardship, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. Rey, David. N.d. ROYALTY-FREE (RF) CLIPART ILLUSTRATION OF A BLACK AND WHITE LITTLE BOY DRINKING FROM A CUP BY DAVID REY. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. TheIPMI. "Mining for Precious Metals Explained: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium." YouTube. YouTube, 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. 311. "Welcome to the Three One One Toronto Website." Residential - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). City of Toronto, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. 2014. People Talking Clip Art. Web. 18 Apr. 2016. WeirdKat. 2015. The Importance of Sleep. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. Wooddell, David W. "E-Waste." National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com. National Geographic, 18 June 2008. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.
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Impact of mining
 
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Environmental impacts of steel making process
 
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Video assignment of ENV2022 Monash university
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Uranium
 
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This documentary looks at the hazards of uranium mining in Canada. Toxic and radioactive waste pose environmental threats while the traditional economic and spiritual lives of the Aboriginal people who occupy this land have been violated. Given our limited knowledge of the associated risks, this film questions the validity of continuing the mining operations. I do not own any rights to the video. Uploaded for educational and information sharing purposes only.
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Are Electric Cars Actually Better For The Environment?
 
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Scientists have found that electric cars might not be as green as we thought. How could this be? There’s A Car That’s Powered By Salt Water! ►►►►http://bit.ly/1S8xAyu Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1myXbFG Watch River Monsters Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1SDplaR Read More: Cleaner Cars From Cradle to Grave http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/11/Cleaner-Cars-from-Cradle-to-Grave-full-report.pdf “This report compares battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with similar gasoline vehicles by examining their global warming emissions over their “life cycles”—from the raw materials to make the car through manufacturing, driving, and disposal or recycling. Toward that end, we performed up-to date assessments of the carbon footprints of BEVs, taking into account the latest information about electricity generation and BEV models.” Tesla’s Electric Cars Aren’t As Green As You Might Think http://www.wired.com/2016/03/teslas-electric-cars-might-not-green-think/ “But how green is a Tesla, really? Devonshire Research Group, an investment firm that specializes in valuing tech companies, dug into the data and concluded that Tesla’s environmental benefits may be more hyped than warranted. Devonshire isn’t saying that Tesla is pulling a Volkswagen, or that its cars are spewing greenhouse gases from invisible tailpipes. It’s arguing that Teslas (and, by extension, all electric vehicles) create pollution and carbon emissions in other ways.” How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/automobiles/how-green-are-electric-cars-depends-on-where-you-plug-in.html?_r=1 “According to a report that the Union of Concerned Scientists plans to release on Monday, there would be a considerable difference in the amount of greenhouse gases — primarily carbon dioxide — that result from charging the cars’ battery packs. By trapping heat, greenhouse gases contribute to climate change.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Lissette Padilla on Twitter https://twitter.com/lizzette DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body
 
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body Coal mines and factories are not the only reservoirs of toxic environmental heavy metals – your body also makes the list. Heavy metals and metalloids occur naturally in the earth’s crust. They turn into environmental contaminants through activities like smelting, mining, coal burning and other industrial, agricultural and domestic production and use. Natural phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions and weathering, also cause heavy metal pollution. They are potentially toxic to humans, animals and the environment at large. Out of all heavy metals, exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic is particularly harmful to human health, according to a 2003 study published in the British Medical Bulletin. The World Health Organization also lists the above-mentioned heavy metals among the top 10 most hazardous groups of chemicals to public health. Heavy metals enter our bodies in three ways: Inhalation: The air we breathe is polluted with heavy metals due to human activities and natural phenomena. Motor vehicles also emit airborne heavy metals. People working in factories, mines, industrial areas, paper-processing plants and nuclear power stations are especially susceptible to airborne heavy metals. Ingestion: Eating animal and plant-based food products is the primary source of human heavy metal contamination. Consumer and industrial waste can also pollute sources of water, such as lakes, rivers and streams. Absorption: Coming in contact with contaminated air or soil are major ways of absorbing heavy metals. The eyes and skin absorb several airborne heavy metals every day. Long-term exposure to heavy metals can prove carcinogenic over time, can severely damage the central nervous system and have fatal cardiovascular repercussions. Prolonged exposure to: Chromium and cadmium can cause lung cancer. Lead can cause anemia, palsy and kidney disorders. Mercury can lead to stomatitis (gum and mouth inflammation), tremor and neurotic disorders. Arsenic can cause hypopigmentation, diabetes and skin cancer. Heavy metal detoxification is vital to preserving your health and living a long life. Here’s how you can naturally remove heavy metals from your body. Note: Please bear in mind that heavy metal detoxification is a long process. While following the points in this article will significantly help the detoxification process, exposure to heavy metals is inevitable. You will need to consciously take steps to limit (if not avoid altogether) your exposure to these heavy metals while following the above-mentioned advice for maximum benefit.
The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2)
 
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We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-2 Check out "Toxic: America's Water Crisis" here: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Environmental damage from mining in Jamaica-11 June 08
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Environmentalists are arguing that the bauxite mining industry in Jamaica is having a devastating impact on the environment and surrounding eco-systems. It is also posing serious health problems for local communities. The sun baked sludge contains heavy metals and other pollutants. Al Jazeera's Anand Naidoo reports from central Jamaica. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Heavy Metals and Health
 
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What are the effects of heavy metals on health, how is this tested and treated by an Environmental Physician?
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El Salvador Approves Anti-Metal Mining Law
 
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The Congress of El Salvador passed a law Wednesday prohibiting metal mining, considering that it is an industry that creates negative impacts on the environment and human health. https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/video/652352/el-salvador-approves-anti-metal-mining-law/
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Full Circle Medical - Heavy Metal Toxins & Environmental Poisons
 
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Full Circle Medical Center's Dr. Charles Adams covers how chronic metal toxicity and environmental poisons can affect your health, where they're found, and how to treat these symptoms.
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Dr. Michael McCawley: Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particles from Surface Mining - March 28, 2015
 
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Dr. Michael McCawley's presentation " Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines", filmed on March 28, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Charleston, West Virginia. Hosted by the Kanawha Forest Coalition http://www.kanawhaforestcoalition.org http://www.facebook.com/kanawhaforestcoalition "Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines: An Evidence-Based Foundation for Policy Development" Dr. McCawley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He received his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from New York University. Dr. McCawley spent over 27 years as a Public Health Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, studying miners’ health, occupational respiratory disease, aerosol measurement and ultrafine particles. While there he worked on projects concerning exposure to wood dust, volcanic ash, diesels, coal mine dust, silica and beryllium. He retired from the US Public Health Service in 2001. He has taught at WVU since 1979, with primary interests in air pollution, aerosols and occupational health. He has developed air sampling equipment and a pulmonary function test. Recently, he has been working on issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and mountain top mining.
Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins
 
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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Baotou, Inner Mongolia is China's largest rare earth mineral production base. Although it is a precious mineral resource, rare earth imposes great dangers of pollution. Recently, French media reported from Baotou. Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution. It revealed the impact of the production of rare earth minerals on local residents, animals and land. The following is our report. French media 'Le Monde' reported from Baotou, stating that by aerial viewpoint, it looks like a large lake, fed by numerous tributaries. On site, it is actually an opaque discharge covering an area of 10 km2. Surrounding the industrial plants producing 17 minerals are reject waste waters loaded with chemicals. There are no fish or algae The Le Monde article introduced that rock from Bayan obo rare earth ore mine, located 120 kilometers away, are sent here for treatment. The concentration of rare earth in the rocks is very low and must be separated and purified by hydrometallurgical processes and acid baths. In the effluent basin are exist all sorts of toxic chemicals and radioactive elements such as thorium. Ingestion of these toxins causes cancer of the pancreas, lung and blood. A pungent odor exudes within radius of 10 miles. Local villagers have been suffering from cancer. Rows of brown houses in the village have been reduced to rubble. Sichuan environmentalist Chen Yunfei indicates that rare earth refining process causes great environmental pollution and destruction. People are unaware of the specific dangers of this project, and the specialists involved in the decision-making. Chen Yunfei: "Some officials only work on the image projects for profit. They relocate once the money has been made. Some officials collude with the business, caring about nothing but profit, leaving the mess for the public." According to local residents, Baotou used to be a vast grassland. In 1958 the state enterprise Baotou Iron and Steel Company began producing rare earth production. By the end of 1980, locals found that the plant was in trouble. Last year, China Environment News reported that Baotou Iron and Steel Group's tailing dam leakage has caused damage to five surrounding villages. It has affected more than 3000 farmers, and ruined more than 3,295 Acres of farmland. Ma Peng, former Director of the Baotou Rare Earth Research Institute, indicated that due to the lack of a barrier below the tailing dam, the mining waste is directly discharging into the Yellow River. The discharge is at a rate of 300m per year. The residents also said that further pollution has been caused by other industries and thermal power plants. These industries followed rare earth production by the Baotou Iron and Steel Company. Local residents have to breathe air saturated with sulfuric acid and coal dust. Coal dust is airbourne around the houses. Cows, horses, chickens and goats are being killed by these poisons. The locals have fled, and Xinguang Sancun village has now decreased from 2000 villagers to 300. Every family is hit with illness. After 20 years of complaints to the local government, the villagers have finally won promises of financial compensation. These have only been partially fulfilled. Miss Hao, a resident of Baotou: "We all know. The government is too dark. No one cares about the people, whether they live or die, not to mention the pollution." For many years, there have been calls for attention for the issue of Baotou tailing dam discharging thorium radiation to Baotou and into the Yellow River. The hazards and pollution caused by the Baotou tailing dam have never been effectively alleviated. Environmentalist Chen Yunfei: "This is an investment that has hurt several generations. It has polluted the whole environment. This high cost investment ought to be condemned. Our future generations are going to suffer for it." China Environment News indicated that Baotou is located in the stratum fracture zone. In the event of a major earthquake or large-scale rainfall, the rupture of the tailing dam will threaten the surrounding five villages, as well as tens of thousands of lives of the Baotou Iron and Steel workers. If the tailings flow into the Yellow River, it will cause serious pollution to the river. 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10
 
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Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides. Like Crash Course? http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Follow Crash Course! http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse T*mbl Crash Course: http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Table of Contents Ecosystem Services 00:51 The Importance of Biodiversity 04:07 Deforestation 06:42 Desertification 06:49 Global Warming 07:59 Invasive Species 08:51 Overharvesting 09:20 Crash Course/SciShow videos referenced in this episode: Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D7hZpIYlCA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHy-Y_8nRs Ecological Succession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKIHe2LDP8 Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7lR8ZI Invasive Species: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOwTXobJ3k Food Shortage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLJP84xL9A References and image licenses for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3n5P Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Gold miners exposed to harmful health effects through mercury poisoning
 
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It has become the talk of town after Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i revealed traces of the precious but dangerous metal in a consignment of contraband sugar impounded in Eastleigh.   Mention the word mercury and it will arouse the attention of every Kenyans. Joy Kiruki visited the gold mines in Migori and tells us how  the use of mercury in the extractive industry is has the health of women working in the mines and the surrounding environment.
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Effects of mining: What's mine is not only ores
 
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Mining maybe be beneficial but it has a lot of risks or side effects. The approach of the video may be a little bit comedic, but trust me, I'm darn serious about this one. And it may seem like I'm just playing around but this is no joke.
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Environmental issues caused by Stone mining - Thisaigal  (Promo)
 
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Environmental issues caused by Stone mining - Thisaigal (Promo) CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR LATEST NEWS UPDATES http://www.athavannews.com/ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Athavannews Twitter page https://twitter.com/AthavanNews
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Heavy Metal Salmon: Sub-Lethal Toxicity in the Skeena
 
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Heavy metals are common pollutants of aquatic systems, often associated with human activities. Hard-rock mining, agriculture, urbanization, and industrialization have enabled the release of significant quantities of heavy metals to aquatic ecosystems, sometimes with profound ecological harm. All of the metals that were examined can negatively impact salmonids to some degree at concentrations below the levels known to cause lethality. Sub-lethal concentrations can alter behaviours related to predator avoidance, foraging, migration, and social interactions, and can cause the physical impairment associated with growth and development, swimming efficiency, and immune system responses. https://skeenawild.org/our-work/science-and-research/babine/
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History of Mining and Environmental Impact and Bolivia
 
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平成25年第15回HiSEP特別セミナー ~History and Environment~ 講演者:ボリビア サンアンドレス大学理学部      生物学科(副学部長)       MARIA EUGENIA GARCIA 教授 日時:平成26年1月16日(木) 16:20~17:20 場所:埼玉大学理学部講義実験棟1F 1番教室 今回の特別セミナーは、南米ボリビア国サンアンドレス大学理学部生物学科から招聘外国人研究者をお迎えし、アマゾン低地からアンデス高地に渡る(100-5000m)高低差に関わる多彩な動植物系についての話題を提供していただきます。併せて、インカ文明の歴史を刻んだ多彩な文化・壮大な自然についてもお話していただきます。理学部1-2年生を主対象とした英語セミナーですが、学部・学科を問わず多くの学生の皆さんのご参加をお待ちしております。
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Topics Reviewed for the NorthMet Environmental Impact Statement
 
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A comprehensive environmental analysis of Minnesota's first proposed copper-nickel mine has been released for public review and input. This video offers a brief overview of topics reviewed in the Environmental Impact Statement for the NorthMet Mining Project. The copper, nickel, and precious metals mine and nearby processing plant have been proposed by PolyMet Mining Corporation near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, USA. For more information on the proposed project, go to http://www.mndnr.gov/input/environmentalreview/polymet.
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7.Preventing Mining-related Illness in Workers and the Community, AUA
 
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PANEL 3. Preventing Mining-related Illness in Workers and the Community 1. Denny Dobbin President Society for Occupational and Environmental Health 2. Exposure Assessment and Risk Management in Mining Communities: The Bunker Hill Site Example Susan Spalinger Principal Scientist TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, Inc. 3. Implementing Integrated Health, Response and Remediation in Diverse Economic and Cultural Settings Margrit von Braun Dean and Professor Emerita, University of Idaho Co-founder TIFO & TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, Inc. 4. Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings: Metal Speciation and Dust Suppression Raina Maier Director, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining University of Arizona 5. Toxic Sites Identification Program Andrew McCartor Regional Program Director Blacksmith Institute ---------------------------------------------------------- International Scientific Symposium on Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health: Mining and Construction in Transition Economies April 22-23, 2013 American University of Armenia Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Organizing Committee Collegium Ramazzini AUA School of Public Health AUA Akopian Center for the Environment We thank the following organizations for sponsorship and in-kind support: Collegium Ramazzini American University of Armenia World Health Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, USA TerraGraphics International Foundation Blacksmith Institute Counterpart International Symposium link: www.eoh2013.aua.am
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The Toxic E-Waste Trade Killing Pakistan's Poorest
 
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The E-Waste Curse: The deadly effect of dumping E-waste in Pakistan Pakistan has become an illegal dumping ground for some of the 50 million tons of e-waste created each year. Karachi's poor earn a living from the toxic detritus, but the vicious cycle of consumption could prove fatal. In Pakistan, the massive arrival of electronic waste has created an informal substance economy that feeds 150,000 people. The country's poor salvage what they can from the cast-offs of the electronic revolution: copper, steel, brass. Nassir is one who has cashed in on the opportunities found in old cables and hard-drives. "It’s a good business. I have more and more work", he says. Yet workers pay the price for a few grams of copper; 4 million people die every year because of electronic waste and recycling workers have the lowest life expectancy in Pakistan. In his recycling shop, Akhbar earns 2€ on a good day. It feeds his family of six, but his health has suffered. "This job is dangerous. It’s very toxic". And the toxic legacy is far-reaching - "It’s a catastrophe...especially for the children", warns Saba, an activist for the WWF. "They will continue to live here and be poisoned, it’s dangerous for them and it’s dangerous for the next generations". In our relentlessly consumerist world, can the global poor be saved from the toxic trade in e-waste? For similar stories, see: Pakistanis Are Pinning Their Economic Hopes on Upcoming Elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATVBjVxtEg0 Ordinary Pakistanis Live Under the Thumb of the Taliban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDaAsRzFsJQ Is Pakistan Protecting The Taliban? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3d_6XZosSE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6832/the-e-waste-curse Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6832 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Health Impacts: Bernardo Belloso Part1
 
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Mr. Belloso is a representative the Roundtable Against Mineral Mining in El Salvador(Mesa Nacional frente a la Minería Metalica), a broad coalition of municipal governments, community groups, faith based, research and non-governmental organizations concerned about the potential impact of mining in El Salvador. The roundtable against mining conducts research and advocacy, public education and coordination of joint actions to stop the development of industrial scale mineral mining El Salvador. Mr. Belloso is also the Vice-president of CRIPDES(Association for Rural Development in El Salvador), a national umbrella organization representing over 300 rural communities in El Salvador that works in the areas of community organizing, capacity building, and advocacy. Through his involvement with the roundtable agasint mining and CRIPDES, Mr. Belloso supports public education, legal action and community organizing in regions of El Salvador affected by proposed mining projects.
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Colorado Mine Spill Closes Animas River
 
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The mustard-colored muck that spilled from a Colorado mine and surged into the river contains heavy metals including lead and arsenic, federal environmental officials confirmed Friday, but they didn't immediately discuss amounts in the water or health risks. The spill also contained cadmium, aluminum, copper and calcium, the Environmental Protection Agency said. During a public meeting in Durango, EPA Regional Director Shaun McGrath did not mention whether the elements posed a health hazard but said local authorities were right to close the Animas River to human activities. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-08-07-US-Mine-Waste-Leak/id-51d913d3d8c04cfdbb3cdc60af012624 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Peru: Mercury Contamination Caused by Gold Rush
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Stephen Sapienza reports in Peru on the mercury contamination resulting from the gold rush and the rise of small-scale gold mines in the Peruvian Amazon. Rising global demand for gold has fueled a demand for mercury: the toxic metal is used by millions of small-scale gold miners to collect gold in the Peruvian Amazon. Mercury from the small-scale gold mines travels widely, moving up the food-chain and causing mercury contamination across the region. Small-scale gold miners mix the soil with mercury, creating a gold amalgam, which is then heated in gold shops, a process that releases toxic vapors into the air. As a result, merchants and family members in the communities where the gold and mercury are sold experience intoxication in the form of mercury contamination. There are mining alternatives, however, that can be used to avoid mercury contamination. These mining alternatives advance the use of "green gold" (gold that adheres to all quality standards) by small-scale gold miners in Peru. Perhaps gold consumers can help solve the mercury contamination problems by demanding fair mine practices, specifically to curb the toxic effects of the imposing gold rush in the Peruvian Amazon. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Contaminated Water From Colorado Mines an Ongoing Problem
 
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One week after an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup effort at a dormant mine turned into a disaster, the agency announced it is halting all EPA field work in mines. More than 3 million of gallons of wastewater from the Gold King Mine spilled into the nearby Animas River, turning it an alarming mustard hue. In Colorado this week, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years from heavy metals such as mercury and lead that spilled into the water of the Animas River. Exposure to high levels of these metals can cause many health problems, including cancer and kidney disease, and also lead to developmental problems in children. In its latest statement, however, the EPA predicted the water would not have harmful effects on the health of people or animals. http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676999/s/48f5d5e2/sc/7/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C0A80C130Cus0Ccolorado0Eabandoned0Emines0Eepa0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Ius/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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EPA: No Health Risks to Wildlife After Colorado Mine Spill
 
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An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado. The EPA also said the amount of heavy-metal laced wastewater that spilled from Colorado's Gold King Mine into the Animas River, turning the water a mucky orange and then yellow, is three times larger than its initial estimate. The revision came after the EPA used a stream gauge from the U.S. Geological Survey. Four days after the EPA-caused spill, the agency has been unable to determine whether humans or aquatic life face health risks. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-08-09-US--Mine%20Waste%20Leak/id-55adb9c7de8649fa8269bb4ad19e13ef http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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what lies beneath-smalle scale mining story
 
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The Philippine deposits of gold, copper, chromium and nickel are considered as the 5th largest in the world. In 2009, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) estimated the country's gold reserves at 5,080,785,289 tons, based accordingly on the bureau's consolidation of resource inventory data supplied by mining companies. Forty provinces that have gold deposits practice different ways of mining gold that has been hand down from their ancestors since 3rd century. The Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is very common to the rural areas of the Philippines because of the constant surge in the price of gold and easy way out of poverty. ASGM, which occurs in more than 70 countries, provides income to an estimated 10 - 15 million miners including 4.5 million women and 1 million children. The sector produces about 500 to 800 tonnes of gold per annum, which accounts for about 20 to 30 percent of the world's gold supply. Despite of this, destruction of environment and human health is at stake. The use of mercury (Hg) in ASGM posed a very dangerous threat to the health of the miners. It contains potent neurotoxin that impairs brain function, lowers intelligence and causes hearing loss. It also affects women in terms of miscarriages and birth defects. This element also destroys the environment by polluting freshwater bodies. Moreover, small scale mining practices such as the use of dynamite in making tunnels is one of the cause of landslides and degradation of the mountain. This photo story will focus on the environment and health issues pose by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining practices in the Philippines and it will also showcase how the players such as the miners, townspeople and the government are dealing with it. My objective in making this story is to educate the people about the reality that small scale mining is dangerous but a kind of livelihood that is essential in the national development of the country. It aims to call on the attention of the government to regulate and supervise this kind of livelihood for the benefit of the miners and the companies.
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Toxic Metals and Mental Health
 
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http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/medicardium.html http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store/medicardium.html The term “heavy metals” refers to elements of specific weight characteristics. Toxic heavy metals are, unfortunately, present in our air, water, soil, and food supply as a byproduct of our industrialized society. In fact, contamination is so pervasive in our environment that it is no longer a question of whether one has been exposed to toxins, but rather the level of exposure. People who have acute toxicity from heavy metals – such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium – may exhibit obvious and classical symptoms of poisoning. But toxicity from chronic low-level exposure is much more insidious in its presentation. Chronic low-level exposure can lead to a wide array of problems, ranging from neuropsychiatric disturbances such as aggressive behavior, memory loss, depression, irritability, and learning deficits, to physical manifestations such as liver and kidney dysfunction, fatigue, infertility, gout, hypertension, headache, and candida (yeast) infections. Even though efforts are under way to curb the output of toxins and heavy metals into the environment, the problem is far from being resolved. Today, even in the United States, thousands of tons of toxic industrial wastes, including heavy metals, are dumped into the environment every year. We are left with a legacy of years of industrial pollution and toxic substance use that haunts us to this day. Perhaps the two most widespread and significant heavy metal toxins are mercury and lead. Lead It is estimated that about 64 million homes in the United States still contain lead paint and that 5 to 15 million of these have been identified as “very hazardous” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to the EPA, an estimated 1.7 million children are currently affected by lead toxicity in United States, and almost 900,000 of all children affected are under the age of six. This statistic is very important because the symptoms of lead poisoning in children are strikingly similar to several psychiatric “diseases” that are on the rise in the U.S. Children with high lead levels can exhibit lower IQ scores, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, aggressive or disruptive behavior, and difficulty maintaining attention. A child exhibiting this type of behavior today would likely be sent to a doctor’s office, diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, and promptly started on Ritalin or other psychoactive drugs. Children with high lead levels are much more likely to drop out of school, have reading disabilities, and exhibit criminal behavior. Herbert Needleman, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, conducted a study of nearly 2,000 children in Boston. He found that girls with elevated levels of lead were more likely to be dependent, to be poor at concentration, and to “display an inflexible and inappropriate approach to tasks,” while boys were more likely to have difficulty with simple directions and sequences of directions. Dr. Needleman concluded: “…Our findings would appear to add to the weight of evidence that even a lower level of exposure to lead, or its correlates, place children at increased risk of difficulties in school.” It is important to note that childhood exposure to lead can result in adverse effects well into adulthood. A study by Stokes, et al, showed that a group of 281 young adults who had been exposed to lead as children showed significant adverse neurobehavioral effects 20 years after environmental exposure. While lead has been eliminated from the nation’s gasoline supply, the major source of contamination is lead-based paint, which was composed of up to 50% lead. Flakes and microscopic dust from the paint continue to contaminant homes for many years, and can be released in larger amounts during renovations. Additional sources of lead include water pipes, pesticides, factory emissions, cosmetics, and some folk remedies. In addition to being a cellular toxin, lead competes with calcium in the body, which can cause various malfunctions in calcium metabolism including a decrease in neurotransmitter (chemicals that relay messages along nerve cells) release and blockade of calcium channels. The central nervous system appears to be affected to the greatest degree by lead toxicity, and this can explain the many neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with exposure to this heavy metal. Why are some people more susceptible to heavy metal toxicity than others? One must always remember that each individual has a unique physiology, and may have an inherently strong or weak detoxification system to handle heavy metal exposure. In addition, poor nutrition, such as iron or calcium deficiency, has been shown to exacerbate the symptoms of lead exposure. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store http://balancedhealthtoday.com/products.html
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Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil
 
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On November 5, 2015, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music: Echoes of Time by Kevin MacLeod
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Lead Exposure Risks in the Work Environment
 
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that while many people worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, for some the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. It can be combined with other metals to produce alloys. Lead and lead alloys are often used to make batteries, ammunition and other metal products. In the past, lead was also used regularly in fuel, paint, ceramics, caulk, pipes and solder among other things. Due to potential health issues from exposure, the amount of lead used in these products today has lessened or has been removed. Though used less often, NIOSH reports that lead is still common in many industries, including construction, mining and manufacturing. In these and other industries, workers can be at risk of being exposed to lead, by breathing it, ingesting it or coming in contact with it. NIOSH provides the following information for workers about how lead exposure can occur: • Workers can be exposed by breathing-in lead fumes or lead dust. Lead fumes are produced during metal processing, when metal is being heated or soldered. Lead dust is produced when metal is being cut or when lead paint is sanded or removed. Lead fumes and lead dust do not have an odor, so workers may not know they are being exposed. • Lead dust can settle on food, water, clothes and other objects. If a worker eats, drinks or smokes in areas where lead is being processed or stored, they could ingest it. Not washing one’s hands before eating or touching one’s mouth are also ways it could be ingested. • Workers can also be exposed by coming into contact with lead dust. Some studies have found lead can be absorbed through skin. Workers that handle lead and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth, could be exposed. Lead dust can also get on clothes and hair. If this happens, it’s possible that a worker could track home some of the lead dust, which may also expose their family. These are just a few things to know about lead exposure risks in the work environment. To learn more about this or other occupational, indoor air quality, health, safety or property issues, please visit the websites shown on the screen. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters http://HudsonDouglasPublicAdjusters.com VOETS - Verification, Operations and Environmental Testing Services, LLC http://www.voetsnyc.com
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Profits Over People: Mining Ruins Lives in Malawi
 
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Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released on eve of the International Right to Know Day. Families living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining. The 96-page report, “‘They Destroyed Everything’: Mining and Human Rights in Malawi,” examines the impact of extractive industries on communities in some of Malawi’s first mining areas, in Karonga district located on the northwestern shores of Lake Malawi. Malawi’s government has promoted private investment in mining and resource extraction to diversify its economy. But environmental risks are common in resource extraction and mining significantly contributes to climate change, which in turn affects governments’ ability to realize the rights to health, water, and food.
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Extracting Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage
 
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Scientists at WVU's Water Research Institute are partnering with the DEP to develop a commercially viable method to extract valuable rare earth elements from acid mine drainage (AMD) sludge. Sludge is a byproduct of the AMD treatment process.
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Silver: mining, effects, and recycling
 
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Find a silver recycling facility near you: https://www.google.com/maps/search/SILVER+RECYCLING+NEAR+ME/ Animation by Erika von Kelsch Sources Harmful effects of mining http://www.metallixrefining.com/harmful-effects-of-mining-and-viable-alternatives/ Mining waste material http://www.miningfacts.org/Environment/How-are-waste-materials-managed-at-mine-sites/ Federal mining regulations in the US http://www.nma.org/index.php/federal-environmental-laws-that-govern-u-s-mining Most dangerous jobs http://list25.com/25-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-world/5/ Ethical Silver http://blog.gregvalerio.com/2011/07/05/ethical-silver-its-not-rocket-science/ mining health risks http://www.livescience.com/11173-miners-face-health-risks-good-days.html Electronic waste http://www.popsci.com/world-throwing-out-billions-dollars-along-its-electronic-waste Music "Marty Gots a Plan" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ skull https://thenounproject.com/term/skull/123881/ iPhone, Edward Boatman https://thenounproject.com/term/iphone/414/ iPaD, Daniel https://thenounproject.com/term/ipad/13058/ polaroid, Raz Cohen https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=polaroid&i=94079 Rocks, Madeleine Bennett https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=boulder&i=146020
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TCE: What You Need To Know About TCE Contamination/ The Collins Law Firm / Environmental Lawyer
 
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www.collinslaw.com TCE stands for a chemical called trichloroethylene. What is TCE? It is a degreaser that cleans metal parts in factories. How does it get into our environment? At the factories--years ago usually-- TCE is dumped or buried on the property and allowed to bleed down through the soil and into the groundwater. Sometimes TCE is dumped at a landfill and ends up in the groundwater under the landfill. How are people exposed to TCE? If your water comes from a private well that is drilled right into the groundwater that is contaminated with TCE, then TCE will be in the water coming out of your tap. You can be exposed by drinking the water or showering or bathing in it. There's another way that human beings are exposed to TCE as well, and that is through a process called vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion happens because TCE in groundwater vaporizes, or turns into a gas, and moves back up through the soil, and slips through cracks in a foundation and into the air in homes and businesses. People do not know that TCE is in their air or water because it is colorless and odorless. How can TCE affect my health? There is no safe level of TCE; it is potentially dangerous at any level. It has been proven in medical studies to cause cancer, primarily cancers of the kidney, liver and lymphomas. It is also linked to other cancers. TCE disrupts the human immune system and makes it harder for the body to process toxins. One of the really concerning things about TCE is that it is particularly dangerous to children because their immune systems are not well formed. If you believe that TCE is in your environment, possibly in your water or the air in your home, you need to take all the steps you can to remove this threat to your family. For more information, please read The Collins Law Firm blog on TCE at http://ow.ly/ueDr30acCNV or call attorney Shawn Collins at (630) 527-1595.
What Are The Causes Of Soil Pollution?
 
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Soil pollution is the addition of chemicals to soil in quantities that are toxic environment and its residents can have lots causes, surprisingly, some natural, but almost all man made. Here is the difference soil pollution when humans introduce harmful objects, chemicals or substances, directly indirectly into in a way that causes harm to other living things destroys. With the amount of waste human continue to produce, with addition along air and water pollution, soil pollution is an equally serious issue that modern day world confronted. Examples of point pollution include metal mining and smelting, industrial production, waste disposal diffuse examples activities, car emissions, application 3 jun 2013 definition soil cause effects preventions laws pollutionsoil is the contamination withharmful substances that can adversely affectthe quality health thoseliving on it contamination, degradation mean different things even though we often use these terms to one thing. What is soil contamination eschooltoday. The soil contamination with solid waste, acid rain excess of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides is called pollution what pollution? What do you your milk carton, water bottle, or soda can when you're finished it? Do toss it on the ground, throw in trash bin recycle Trash one many ways that gets polluted here earth. Causes of soil pollution. The grain grown in these soils is often polluted with heavy metals. Soil pollution is typically caused by industrial activity, chemicals used in agriculture and improper disposal of waste many common soil pollutants are carcinogenic causing humans who exposed to these be far more likely develop cancer than those not. The conquest of utilizing land and soil resources conducting experiments on it for our benefits is one major reason pollution 28 jul 2009 what the cause pollution? You may be aware air or water pollution, but a concern as well. These waste products are made of chemicals that not originally found in nature and hence lead to soil pollution. What is soil pollution? Contamination from chemicals that cause the to be toxic, or harmful plants, animals and environment in general (my definition, but context, it works). Causes of soil pollution causes and effects conserve energy futurevarious the cause effect contaminants in our earth. Human activities such as mining can release acidic drainage, which have widespread effects 25 okt 2016. Soil pollution causes and effects that are seriously eye opening. When soil becomes polluted, the whole 13 jun 2017 in addition to endangering human health, pollution can also cause economic damage. Soil can be contaminated by air pollution when precipitation deposits acidic compounds such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Find out about the causes, effects, and what you can do to prevent dangerous leaching of chemicals polluting healthy soil main reason for contamination is due presence anthropogenic activities. For example, regular exposure to benzene is known
The Platinum Group Metals
 
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Works Cited amp.livescience.com/39144-platinum.html. “Common Ions and Their Charges.” http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/chempdfs/CommonIons.pdf “Health and Environmental Impacts of Gold and Platinum Mining.” The Journalist. http://www.thejournalist.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Environmental-health-impacts-of-platinum-mining1.pdf “How Is Platinum Obtained?” Reference, IAC Publishing, www.reference.com/science/platinum-obtained-a678860cef11f2e6. “It's Elemental.” It's Elemental - The Element Platinum, education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele078.html. “Platinum - Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table.” Royal Society of Chemistry - Advancing Excellence in the Chemical Sciences, www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/78/platinum. “Platinum Silicide (PtSi) Semiconductors.” AZoM.com, 16 Aug. 2013, www.azom.com/amp/article.aspx?ArticleID=8449. platinumalloy Follow. “How Is Platinum Extracted from Its Ore.” LinkedIn SlideShare, 19 Sept. 2014, www.slideshare.net/mobile/platinumalloy/how-is-platinum-extracted-from-its-ore. scienceviews.com/geology/platinum.html. www.chemicool.com/elements/platinum.html. www.chemistryexplained.com/elements/L-P/Platinum.html. www.hobart.k12.in.us/ksms/PeriodicTable/platinum.htm. www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/pt.htm. www.totalmateria.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArticle&site=ktn&NM=237. www.webelements.com/platinum/isotopes.html.
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