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  • Worker Health Study Summaries Gold Miners, Silica

    Most of the diseases showing an increase above expected occurred in workers hired before 1930 There have been no deaths from TB between 1976 and 1990 Thus, many of the illnesses caused by gold mining no longer occur or occur only in people who started mining before 1930 NIOSH Study of the Risk of ESRD Kidney Disease

  • Health risks of gold miners: a synoptic review

    Health problems of gold miners who worked underground include decreased life expectancy; increased frequency of cancer of the trachea, bronchus, lung, stomach, and liver; increased frequency of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), silicosis, and pleural diseases; increased frequency of insectborne diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever; noiseinduced hearing loss; increased prevalence of certain

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  • A Comparative Analysis of Diseases Associated with Mining

    (WHO, 2004b), while gold mining in South Africa has been associated with TB and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (WHO, 1997) This study examines the disease patterns in a goldmining region in Ghana and a nongoldmining region It aims to explore how mining activity in a developing country influences the dominant causes of morbidity

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  • CDC Mining Topic Respiratory Diseases NIOSH

    Sep 03, 2021  CWP, commonly called black lung, affects workers in coal mining Silicosis can affect workers in many types of mines and quarries, including coal mines Medical treatment cannot cure these diseases, so preventing them – through controlling respirable dust exposure – is essential

  • CDC Mining TopicsDec 23, 2020Renal disease NOMS PMRs for Mining SectorMar 09, 2016CDC Mining Topic Electrical SafetyMay 12, 2014The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS)Dec 30, 1997See more results
  • Neurodegenerative diseases among miners in Ontario,

    Jun 01, 2021  Compared with workers in nonmining industries, suggested elevations in rates of Parkinsonrelated conditions were observed for workers within gold mines who held mining occupations (Parkinson’s disease RR 143, 95% CI 072 to 286; Parkinsonism RR 125, 95% CI 078 to 201)

  • Author: Xiaoke Zeng, Nathan L DeBono, Anne M Harris, Victoria H Arrandale, Paul A Demers
  • Occupational Disease in Mines Ministry of Labour

    Jan 28, 2016  Overview Occupational disease continues to be a leading cause of illness and death to workers in the mining industry Between 2011 and 2015, there were 106 occupational disease fatalities in Ontario’s mining sector, based on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) dataEmployers must ensure measure and controls are in place to protect workers from exposure to hazards that can

  • Gold rush diseases Life on Spring Creek

    (3) Typhus fever — a bacterial disease spread by fleas and body lice — probably owed its presence on the gold diggings to the high number of flearidden dogs, which is another story altogether (1) Robert Darnton, The great cat massacre and other episodes in French cultural history ,

  • Occupational Diseases in Ontario Mining: An update from

    Occupational Diseases in Ontario Mining: An update from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre Paul A Demers1,2, Xiaoke Zeng1,2, Avinash Ramkissoon1, Nicola BlagroveHall1, Colin Berriault1, Nancy Lightfoot3, Minh Do1,4, Victoria H Arrandale1,2 1

  • A Comparative Analysis of Diseases Associated with Mining

    (WHO, 2004b), while gold mining in South Africa has been associated with TB and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (WHO, 1997) This study examines the disease patterns in a goldmining region in Ghana and a nongoldmining region It aims to explore how mining activity in a developing country influences the dominant causes of morbidity

  • Breakthrough Infections of SARSCoV2 Gamma Variant in

    Jul 15, 2021  He worked in a legal gold mine located 72 km from Cayenne (including 13 km of forest trail) in the Amazon Forest Other workers from the same site were reported as symptomatic, although a large part of this specific population had benefited from complete coronavirus disease (COVID19) vaccination in the previous month

  • Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

    Results: From 1975 to 2007, the proportions of white and black gold mine workers with silicosis increased from 18 to 22% and from 3 to 32% respectively Cases of diamond and platinum mine workers with asbestosrelated diseases and silicosis, respectively, were also identified Conclusion: The trends in silicosis in gold miners at autopsy

  • [Chronic nonspecific lung diseases in workers in the gold

    [Chronic nonspecific lung diseases in workers in the goldmining industry] [Article in Russian] Seĭsembekov TZ, Kozlova IIu AIM: Assessment of prevalence, specific characteristics of chronic nonspecific pulmonary diseases (CNPD) in goldminers MATERIALS AND METHODS: The examination of a therapist, otorhinolaryngologist, ophthalmologist

  • Estimating the mortality burden of large scale mining

    Oct 13, 2021  Our findings are similar to previous literature that found an association between gold mining and increased respiratory diseases [15, 18, 19] and asthma In addition, a recent qualitative study involving focus group discussions from communities around GGM and BGL published similar concerns with regards to air pollution coming from largescale

  • Health Risks of Gold Miners: A Synoptic Review SpringerLink

    Gold mining activities in the Amazon: cleanup techniques and remedial procedures for mercury pollution, Ambio 24, 371–375 Google Scholar Veiga, MM, Meech, JA and Hypolito, R: 1995, Educational measures to address mercury pollution from goldmining activities in the Amazon, Ambio 24, 216–220

  • Gold mining industry's effects on health of mineworkers

    Aug 02, 2013  Prolonged exposure to gold mining activi ties can cause many lifelong problems for workers “Airborne dust, with a high concentration of more than 5% of alpha quartz silica, can cause occupational lung diseases, such as cardiopulmonary TB, silicosis, silicotuberculosis, obstructive airways disease and occupational asthma

  • Occupational Disease in Mines Ministry of Labour

    Jan 28, 2016  Overview Occupational disease continues to be a leading cause of illness and death to workers in the mining industry Between 2011 and 2015, there were 106 occupational disease fatalities in Ontario’s mining sector, based on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) dataEmployers must ensure measure and controls are in place to protect workers

  • (PDF) Occupational Lung Diseases and the Mining Industry

    Lung diseases and other miningsector health risks pose major challenges for Mongolia Gold and coal mines, both formal and informal, contribute significantly to economic growth, but the

  • Gold Mining: The Risks Gold News

    Aug 17, 2012  A look at the rising costs of gold and silver mining companies –particularly Gold Mining companies—shows that they've climbed too fast In 2005 when the Gold Price was close to $300 the mines were profitable Today in South

  • Causes, Effects and Solutions for Mining EC

    However, since mining is an important source of income for countries and mine owners, it is still quite practical to sustain or even increase mining activities Increase in resource prices The worldwide prices for precious metals like gold and many other resources have increased significantly over the last decades

  • Artisanal and smallscale gold mining and health

    smallscale gold mining, the steps and processes involved and some basic characteristics of workers and populations engaged in this activity A detailed overview of ASGMrelated health hazards is also provided together with a description of ways in which ASGM has an impact on the

  • Proximity to mining industry and respiratory diseases in

    Conclusion: The findings indicate that air pollution emissions related to industrial gold or copper mines mainly occurring in rural Chilean communities might increase the risk of respiratory diseases in children Keywords: Asthma, Children, Mining, Bayesian analysis, Air pollution Background The mining industry has been one of the most import

  • An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold mInIng In

    For the near future at least it appears that gold mining will remain an important aspect of Ghanaian society In 2012, gold accounted for 43% of the country’s national exports [9] ASGM accounted for 105% of Ghana’s national gold production and employed 05–1

  • Health Effects Of Mining TheWorldCounts

    Every year, 18 million years of illhealth, disability or early death can be attributed to the global burden of disease from mercury poisoning in artisanal smallscale gold mining That’s over 650 million days or 15 billion hours of healthy human life lost though smallscale gold mining make up only a tiny fraction of the global mining industry

  • Malaria in French Guiana Linked to Illegal Gold Mining Centers for Disease

    Jan 19, 2016  The findings probably highlight malaria hyperendemicity in communities of undocumented gold miners, who are often mobile and pose a challenge for controlling malaria and other infectious diseases in the region Indeed, these gold miners could reintroduce malaria in areas where competent vectors exist in the coastal part of French Guiana and in

  • Global Burden of Disease of Mercury Used in Artisanal SmallScale Gold Mining

    Mar 01, 2017  Several other health effects are common in gold mining communities, such as infectious diseases, accidents, and lung diseases caused by dust 32 Exposure to other chemicals such as lead 49 or cyanide 26 is also possible ASGMrelated health restrictions other than chronic exposures to elemental mercury vapor were not considered in this assessment

  • Asbestosrelated pleural disease in Western Australian goldminers

    Mar 15, 1999  Three retired goldmine workers from Western Australia (WA) were diagnose with asbestosrelated pleural disease (two with pleural plaques and one with mesothelioma) Asbestos fibres have been found in air samples from WA goldmines, and all three patients had worked in these mines (for five to 17 years) and had no other significant known

  • Artisanal and smallscale gold mining and health World

    smallscale gold mining, the steps and processes involved and some basic characteristics of workers and populations engaged in this activity A detailed overview of ASGMrelated health hazards is also provided together with a description of ways in which ASGM has an impact on the

  • Gold mining industry's effects on health of mineworkers Mining

    Aug 02, 2013  “The most common occupational diseases that workers are likely to develop as a result of longterm exposure in the gold mining environment are silicosis, silicotuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), obstructive airways disease, occupational asthma, oral and/or nasal cavity erosions, diseases owing to ionising radiation, noiseinduced hearing loss, whole body

  • Environmental Related Diseases Associated With Mining

    Sulfur dioxide is associated with many types of respiratory diseases, including coughs and colds, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema have to increase as locations for strip mining run out — the great majority of our coal reserves require underground mining One of the environmental impacts of this endeavor is acid drainage from abandoned

  • (PDF) Occupational Lung Diseases and the Mining Industry in Mongolia

    Lung diseases and other miningsector health risks pose major challenges for Mongolia Gold and coal mines, both formal and informal, contribute significantly to economic growth, but the

  • Gold Mining: The Risks Gold News BullionVault

    Aug 17, 2012  A look at the rising costs of gold and silver mining companies –particularly Gold Mining companies—shows that they've climbed too fast In 2005 when the Gold Price was close to $300 the mines were profitable Today in South

  • The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods

    Mar 26, 2002  In Ghana, smallscale (gold) mining is defined as, “Mining by any method not involving substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by cooperatives society made up to ten persons or more” In this study the term artisanal mining is defined as mining with the use of manual methods and procedures

  • MAP TELLING THE STORY OF GOLD MINE IN MYANMAR

    Jul 16, 2015  Myanmar's gold production is increasing and could prove a key factor for the country's economic growth, but many gold miners are suffering from lung diseases due to inadequate equipment and antiquated practices In mineralrich areas of Kachin State, taxes from Burmese and Chinese gold mining provides an important income stream to the Kachin

  • Proximity to mining industry and respiratory diseases in

    Conclusion: The findings indicate that air pollution emissions related to industrial gold or copper mines mainly occurring in rural Chilean communities might increase the risk of respiratory diseases in children Keywords: Asthma, Children, Mining, Bayesian analysis, Air pollution Background The mining industry has been one of the most import

  • Illegal mining sparks malaria outbreak in Indigenous territories in

    Dec 08, 2020  Of these applications, 159, or 95%, are for gold mining By Nov 20, 15 Indigenous people from the Munduruku territory had died from COVID19, according to a survey by the National Committee on

  • Clinical, Paraclinical, and Evolutionary Profiles of Kidney Failure in Gold Hindawi

    Chronic kidney failure in gold miners appears to be common and latemanaged A prospective study of kidney disease and its causes at gold mining sites and surrounding areas will assess the extent of the problem in the country and better clarify the prevention of these diseases in our country 1 Introduction