health risks in gold mining in south africa

  • Health Risks of Gold Miners: A Synoptic Review

    Gold mining activities in the Amazon: clean-up techniques and remedial procedures for mercury pollution, Ambio 24, 371–375. Google Scholar Veiga, M.M., Meech, J.A. and Hypolito, R.: 1995, Educational measures to address mercury pollution from gold-mining activities in the Amazon, Ambio 24, 216–220.

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  • The top 10 South African mining risks according to

    2016-4-18 · Risks identified. The top risks identified through the survey were risks that most mining executives in South Africa and, in many parts of Africa, have been struggling with over the past couple of years, Erasmus notes. The top 10 risks

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  • Modelling of Radiological Health Risks from Gold

    Mining is one of the major causes of elevation of naturally-occurring radionuclide material (NORM) concentrations on the Earth's surface. The aim of this study was to evaluate the human risk associated with exposure to NORMs in soils from mine tailings around a gold mine. A broad-energy germanium de

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  • Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Soils from

    The study evaluates the health risk caused by heavy metals to the inhabitants of a gold mining area. In this study, 56 soil samples from five mine tailings and 17 from two mine villages were collected and analyzed for Asernic (As), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu) and Zinc (Zn) using ICP-MS. Measured concentrations

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  • Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Soils from

    2016-6-30 · Province of South Africa. It lies between 26 18’ S–26 26’ S latitude and 27 23’ E–27 31’ E longitude. Gold exploration in the area dates back to 1898 and mining started from 1945 to date. Geographically the area, which is approximately 86 km2 is located in the West Wits line (Far West Rand) Goldfield of the Witwatersrand Gold

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  • The top risks facing the South African mining industry

    2017-11-21 · Although risks have remained relatively consistent, PwC South Africa’s Mine Report 2017 highlights the importance of risk identification and the management thereof. Identification of risks

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  • The Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health and

    2021-1-22 · guidance produced for the coal sector to embrace the needs of gold and platinum mines. COL 451 produced general guidance and recommendations for a wide range of underground coal mining locations and activities, to assist mine operators in improving standards for illumination and visibility and, hence, worker health and safety.

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  • Hazards identified and the need for health risk

    2015-11-26 · The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining. However, there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African mines. Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.

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  • Risks and opportunities for mining assets.kpmg

    2021-4-22 · Canada, Australia, Brazil and South Africa. The survey was conducted during a year of growing uncertainty combined with strong growth potential for the mining industry. Of course, the recent disaster at Brumadinho in Brazil is the most sobering example of how dynamic and catastrophic risks can become reality.

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  • Ergonomics in the South African mining industry

    2009-8-26 · South African mining industry were major contributing factors to the development of work-related injury and disease1. A lack of ergonomics research in the local mining industry was also identified as a major shortcoming and contributing factor2. In the same project, poor ergonomics that contribute to hearing loss, and the health risks involved

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  • Ecological and human health risks associated with

    2017-2-21 · Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead

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  • Ecological and human health risks associated with

    Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Stud-ies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils.

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  • The City of Gold- The highest radiation-related health

    2021-3-24 · The highest radiation-related health risks for mineworkers, workers working in uranium processing plants and near-mine communities such as Riverlea and Soweto are related to inhaling or ingesting uranium through skin lesions. With almost 130 years of gold and uranium mining, South Africa does not have such a plan or limitations. Workers and

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  • The Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health and

    2021-1-22 · guidance produced for the coal sector to embrace the needs of gold and platinum mines. COL 451 produced general guidance and recommendations for a wide range of underground coal mining locations and activities, to assist mine operators in improving standards for illumination and visibility and, hence, worker health and safety.

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  • Hazards identified and the need for The Author(s) 2015

    2019-8-26 · Special issue Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment in the South African mining industry W Utembe1,2, EM Faustman3, P Matatiele1 and M Gulumian1,4 Abstract Although mining plays a prominent role in the economy of South Africa, it

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  • Identifying human health risks from precious metal

    2021-1-3 · Water pollution results in more than two million human deaths every year, with a disproportionate amount of mortality occurring in developing countries. Tracing how and where water-borne pollutants enter the human body during everyday practices, and estimating the potential risks of these interactions, is critical to effective mitigation or adaptive practices to reduce health

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  • Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum

    2014-9-9 · Platinum mining in South Africa Platinum mining in SA is comparatively recent, supply increasing from 1.76 million ounces (50 tons) in 1975 to a peak of 4.86 million ounces (138 tons) in 2011. Value of 2012 output, about R56billion. SA currently produces about 75% of

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  • Health Effects Of Mining TheWorldCounts

    Every year, 1.8 million years of ill-health, disability or early death can be attributed to the global burden of disease from mercury poisoning in artisanal small-scale gold mining That’s over 650 million days or 15 billion hours of healthy human life lost though small-scale gold mining make up only a tiny fraction of the global mining industry.

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  • Risks and opportunities for mining assets.kpmg

    2021-4-22 · Canada, Australia, Brazil and South Africa. The survey was conducted during a year of growing uncertainty combined with strong growth potential for the mining industry. Of course, the recent disaster at Brumadinho in Brazil is the most sobering example of how dynamic and catastrophic risks can become reality.

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  • Water Risks in the Mining Sector South Africa1

    2016-10-13 · Water Risks in the Mining Sector South Africa 1 As of April 2016 1. Overview of legal system in South Africa South Africa has a mixed legal system, comprised of several legal traditions, including civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and common law inherited from the British. Indigenous or customary law can also be

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