This document is intended to support health workers who practise in communities where artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) occurs. However, it could also be used by employers to train their workers. This guide is well illustrated and contains key messages that should be conveyed to the community and to workers. This document has two main objectives: to Inform the community on the health risks associated with ASGM and to encourage the community to prevent the main health risks by using simple solutions.
Substances used in gold mining, mercury