Promoting Mercury-Free Artisanal Gold Mining Practices in Indonesia

Author: Peter W. U. Appel and Leoncio Na-Py

Description: GAHP small-scale mining project, Indonesia, 2013 to 2014

Promoting mercury-free artisanal gold mining practices in Indonesia with borax

Lead Agency: Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland; Benguet Federation of Small-Scale Miners

Toxics and Poverty

Author: World Bank

Description: The impact of toxic substances on the poor in developing countries

Toxics and Poverty: The impact of toxic substances on the poor in developing countries

Borax: Summary of health risks associated with using borax in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Author: Anne Riederer ScD, Jack Caravanos DrPH

Description: Summary of health risks associated with using borax in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Borax: Summary of health risks

Global Healthcare Waste Project (UNDP)

Author: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

Description: The project's ultimate goal is to protect public health and the global environment from the impacts of dioxin and mercury releases. This project is assisting seven countries - Argentina, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam - in developing and sustaining best healthcare waste management practices in a way that is both locally appropriate and globally replicable. An additional project component in Tanzania will develop, test and disseminate affordable and effective alternative healthcare waste treatment technologies appropriate to conditions in much of sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Healthcare Waste Project

Lead Agency: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

WHO Manual: The Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents

Author: World Health Organization

Date: 2009

Description: The purpose of the WHO Manual for the Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents is to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles and roles of public health in the management of chemical incidents and emergencies.

The Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents

UNEP Chemicals Branch

Description: Links to information on pesticides, mercury, POPs and other chemicals

UNEP Chemicals Branch website

GTZ Chemical Management Guide

Author: Joyce Miller, Dr. Martin Tischer, Christof Vosseler

Date: 2002

Description: Improve Chemical Management to Gain Cost Savings, Reduce Hazards and Improve Safety. The Pilot Project for Chemical Safety is implemented by GTZ on behalf and with the funding of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Chemical Management Guide (pdf)

Lead Agency: The Pilot Project for Chemical Safety is implemented by GTZ on behalf and with the funding of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

GTZ Chemical Management Guide for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Author: Dr. Kerstin Bark, Vera Weick, Joyce Miller, Dr. Martin Tischer, Christof Vosseler, Dr. Alberto Camacho

Date: 2007

Description: Improve Chemical Management to Gain Cost Savings, Reduce Hazards and Improve Safety. The Convention Project Chemical Safety is implemented by GTZ on behalf and with the funding of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Chemical Management Guide (pdf)

Lead Agency: The Convention Project Chemical Safety is implemented by GTZ on behalf and with the funding of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Borax: Summary of health risks associated with using borax in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Author: Anne Riederer ScD, Jack Caravanos DrPH

Date: April 2013

Description: Summary of health risks associated with using borax in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Borax in ASGM

Addressing Toxic Pollution in Mexico

Author: Mauricio Limón Aguirre

Date: July, 2012

Description: Key elements for public policies on polluted sites remediation.

MexicoPresentation_GAHPConferenceBellagio