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Education and awareness on the impacts of gold mining on communities

Date: 09/07/2018

Due to the danger Cyanide poses on human and animal health, this project was designed to expose the dangers and effects of chemicals in the waste product of gold. Using this program, communities’ residents are gradually getting aware of the dangers and effects of working with chemical such as Cyanide (hydrocyanic acid) over a long period of time and are able to make informed decision for accepting such job understanding the “Price of Gold (effects and dangers of gold mining).” Besides, prior to the awareness raising, community residents were still using the water running down from the mountain for washing and cooking, planting agricultural products near the banks of the water, eating dead fish, crawfish from the waters.Because of the learning workshops on the dangers and effects of Gold Mining, community residents are now taking precaution of direct contact with such chemicals.  

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