Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
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Mercury Pollution Caused By Illegal Mining In Peru Puts 12 Districts In The Amazon In State Of Emergency

Mercury Pollution Caused By Illegal Mining In Peru Puts 12 Districts In The Amazon In State Of Emergency | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Due to mercury contamination caused by illegal gold mining, the government of Peru on Monday declared an environmental emergency in nearly a dozen districts within the Amazon rainforest.
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Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning

Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Toxic levels of mercury dumped in Amazon rivers gets into food chain, posing serious health risk to children, study finds Indigenous children in Peru's south eastern Amazon, an area where tens of thousands of illegal gold miners operate, have...
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