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Toxic Gold - Mercury and Artisanal Gold Mining

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Published on Apr 2, 2014

"Mercury and gold mining are inextricably linked."
A quarter of the world's supply of gold comes from artisanal gold mining, which leads to the release of approximately 1000 tons of toxic mercury a year. Of the 20 million artisanal gold miners, an estimated 2.5 million are women and over 600,000 are children. Learn more at www.pureearth.org

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