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Mining Mental Health Results

T he final results are in. After five years of studying 2,224 Sudbury-based Vale employees (88 per cent male, 10.9 per cent ), averaging 43.6 years of age, we know that the overall state of our mental health is both similar to popular norms, with respect to depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug use, and above popular norms when it comes

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The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions

The mining and production of colored gemstones takes place in 47 countries (Boehm, 2014). Industry observers have noted that this sprawling and largely unregulated industry presents issues that are similar to other small-scale extractive industries: forced and child labor, other types of criminal activity, environmental damage, and health and safety concerns (Valerio, 2010; Cartier, 2010

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The latest challenges in health and safety in the mining

Sep 17, 2015We recently attended the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference convened by the NSW Minerals Council.The Conference drew together participants from across the mining industry in NSW to look at what miners are facing and how they are dealing with the challenges.

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Bauxite Mining's Negative Effects on Human and Environment

Jul 23, 2020Bauxite Mining's Negative Effects on Human and Environment. Bauxite dust is produced in bauxite mining, resulting in air, water, and soil pollutions. The immersion of bauxite in water leads to a decrease in soil fertility and affects the sources of agricultural products and aquatic organisms.

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What's the impact of mining on Indigenous communities?

May 19, 2021According to a Federal Government report, "Indigenous communities are characterised by high levels of unemployment, welfare dependency and chronic health and social issues — issues which are not specific to the outcomes of mining activities, but reflect a larger historical issue that points to the need for significant changes in the way

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WMANEnvironmental Impacts of Mining

Compiled by Alaskans for Responsible Mining. Download the Document: ARM Enviro Impacts Fact Sheet Mining: Environmental Impacts Mining can pollute air and drinking water, harm wildlife and habitat, and permanently scar natural landscapes. Modern mines as well as abandoned mines are responsible for significant environmental damage throughout the West. More than 40 percent of

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Perspectives on community health issues and the mining

The health of mining communities is becoming a priority for the mining industry, governments, and researchers. This paper describes an exploratory qualitative study into community health issues and mining activities (associated with the mining boom-bust cycle) from the perspective of health and social service providers in the northern Canadian coal mining community of Tumbler Ridge, British

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Section 5. Ethical Issues in Community Interventions

A participant in a community program -- a health clinic, an adult literacy class, a youth leadership initiative -- has a right to certain expectations relating to how she and the information she passes on are treated. The community has expectations as well about the reliability, competence, and honesty of a program that benefits its citizens.

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE RARE EARTH MINING: A STUDY OF

management and closure processes that present potential occupational and community health and safety risks; 3) to present the results of a literature review, particularly focused on REE mining and occupational and community health in China that identifies issues and risks; and 4) to review

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Air Pollution and Your Health

Aug 30, 2021NIEHS and community involvement. Breathing dust from mine tailings, created by active and abandoned mining operations, affects lung function. NIEHS grant recipients address such health hazards in disadvantaged communities, such as Native American people in the West, through culturally relevant health communication.

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Environmental Issues With Mining

Facts About Environmental Issues With Mining. Here are facts about environmental issues and mining: •Small scale mining operations (even those involving just a few men) can be destructive, because small mine operations are less apt to be concerned about sustainability or protecting the environment.

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Media and Community Crisis Communication Planning

The National Mining Association (NMA) is pleased to provide this Media and Community Crisis Communication Planning Template for your use when working with the media, family members and community in a crisis situation. This planning template is designed to provide a framework for the development of a company-specific crisis

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5 Potential Human Health Effects of Uranium Mining

Key Points • Uranium mining and processing are associated with a wide range of potential adverse human health risks. Some of these risks arise out of aspects of uranium mining and processing specific to that enterprise, whereas other risks apply to the mining

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How Does Mining Affect the Environment?

Dec 03, 2016Different types of mining have various impacts on land. For example, strip mining results in the clearing of trees, plants and topsoil [2]. One effect of this type of mining on the environment is the pervasive problem of soil erosion, which in turn leads to the pollution of waterways.. Another destructive type of mining is underground coal mining.

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Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental

Globally, mining and combustion of fossil fuels, especially coal, have resulted in various environmental problems. The adverse effects of these industries on human health, agriculture and the general ecosystem, and how they could result in conflict, have been widely reported.

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Health disparities in American Indians/Alaska Natives

Figure. Healthy People is a national program that sets goals and objectives to improve the health and well-being of Americans. Healthy People 2030, the fifth edition of the initiative, seeks to eliminate health disparities, thereby improving the health and well-being of all people. 1 Health disparities are health differences in groups who experience obstacles to health because of factors such

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The Hidden Costs of Fossil Fuels

Jul 15, 2008Surface mining can also directly impact the health and safety of surrounding communities. Mudslides, landslides, and flashfloods may become more common. And depending on the chemical makeup of the coal deposit, mines can pollute local drinking water sources with toxic chemicals like selenium, arsenic, manganese, lead, iron, and hydrogen sulfide .

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(PDF) IMPACTS OF IRON ORE MINING ON WATER QUALITY AND

The study assesses the health risk among children exposed to arsenic and mercury via groundwater in five communities located in a mining area into the Sonora River Basin, Mexico.

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Multinational Mining Corporations Are Exploiting U.S

Nov 21, 2019Johnnye Lewis, Joseph Hoover, and Debra MacKenzie, "Mining and Environmental Health Disparities in Native American Communities," Current Environmental Health Reports 4 (2) (2017): 130–141

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The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The

Sep 28, 2018– Mining can displace local communities. Due to land rights issues, subsidence, and other factors – Mining can pollute living environments and contaminate resources. Such as polluting/contaminating nearby water sources and also reducing water supply, but also degrading air quality with air pollution. This can impact health but also livelihoods

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Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review

comprehensive review of the health, safety and prevention issues related to underground mining in the Province of Ontario. The Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review (Review) was launched in January 2014, a progress report and some early deliverables were presented to you in September 2014. I am pleased to provide you with the final report.

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Health News

View the latest health news and explore articles on fitness, diet, nutrition, parenting, relationships, medicine, diseases and healthy living at CNN Health.

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Viewing mining's effects on First Nations through the lens

Oct 30, 2011B.C. mining law offers some protections for First Nations communities, but it generally favors industry. On paper and in practice, the legal regime has failed First Nations in three major ways. It has provided inadequately for consultation. It has resulted in harms to the environment, human health, and First Nations' cultures.

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Mining Problems and Possible Solutions

Feb 14, 2013Mining Problems and Possible Solutions. Mining, Part 3: In his three-part series, Dr Buck Emberg presents a balanced examination of both the need for mining and the environmental consequences of extracting minerals. He explains that mining has been a human activity since before the Stone Age and will remain so in the future.

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Problems of Tribal Communities, Problems Faced by Tribal

Problems facing by Tribal Society in India. Land Alienation, Poverty and Indebtedness, Health and Nutrition, Education, Cultural Problems, Concept of Private Property and Problem of separatism. Problems of tribal communities Tribal lands were rapidly acquired for new mining and infrastructure projects. In the process tribals were

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Minnesota Department of Health

Wellhead Protection Issues Related to Mining Activities Minnesota Department of Health August 2009 . Purpose - This document has been drafted in response to requests from local units of government to provide . guidance . in revising local government land use comprehensive plans, rules or

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Coal: Dangerous Power

Beyond posing threats to workers' safety, pollution from coal-mining is linked to chronic illness among residents in coal mining communities. Data collected in a 2008 study by the WVU Institute for Health Policy Research shows that people living in coal mining communities: Have a 70 percent increased risk for developing kidney disease.

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As Coal Mining Declines, Community Mental Health Problems

Aug 05, 2016As an immunologist, I reviewed the research literature for specific effects of mountaintop removal mining on the immune system. I did not identify any pertinent information. However, I did find plenty of clues suggesting that health and mental health issues will pose enormous challenges to the affected coal communities, and will linger for decades.

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The Results of Mining at Tar Creek

In 1995, As an alternative, these mining companies offered to perform a Community Health Action Monitoring Program (CHAMP). The EPA accepted (1). However, this does nothing to advance the clean-up of the pollution resulting from the mining and cannot be

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Highs Lows

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Richard Choong says that mining workers suffer significant health issues as a result of the FIFO and mining lifestyle. "In this industry, obesity is on the increase, smoking and alcohol are higher than state and national averages and mental health issues

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End Coal

Coal mining has taken a tremendous toll on human health and the environment. Vast tracts of forests, mountains and farmland have been cleared to make way for coal mines. Communities have been forcibly displaced and their lands destroyed. Communities that

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Healthy mining minds

Apr 04, 2013Drugs, alcohol and mental health. Mining FM recently reported on the issue of mental health in mining, looking at how the problem rears its head

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