Minimal blonde mines in Senegal develop extremely high mercury contamination

Minimal blonde mines in Senegal develop extremely high mercury contamination

Top Story A Duke University-led study has found dangerously high levels of mercury and its more toxic chemical cousin, methylmercury, in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in the West African nation of Senegal. Mercury poisoning can cause a wide range of health impacts, including tremors, muscle weakness, vision and hearing impairments, and […]