1637 Mercury free gold mining: advancing the global minamata resolution

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To discuss the toxicity of mercury versus borax, health affection of miners and legal aspects of mercury use in gold-mining.

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Presenters:1Jesper Bælum, 2Stephan Bose-O’Reilly, 3Florencia Harari, 4Jane F Thomsen, 5Jinky L Lu, 6Sophia F Lu

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1Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Odense University Hospital, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark.

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2Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health, University Hospital Munich, LMU Munich, Germany

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3Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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4Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

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5National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM), Manila Philippines

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6College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

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