We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. For example, avoid using mercury-based materials at work, or cover yourself with an adequately enclosed respirator or a mask with mercury vapor and particulate cartridge, as well as all other appropriate safety devices. We provide awareness and resources for this.
Mercury is an ingredient that can be present in the air, water, and soil. Mercury is contained on the earth’s surface naturally. However, it is introduced into the atmosphere due to seismic activities, rock weathering, and human activity.
Mercury leaks are mostly caused by human activities, including coal-fired power plants, household coal burning for heating and cooking, manufacturing operations, waste incinerators, and mining for mercury, gold, and other metals.
Mercury poisoning, particularly in small doses, can cause severe health complications and jeopardize a child’s growth in utero and early life. Mercury can affect the nervous, digestive, and immune systems and the lungs, kidneys, skin, and eyes.
Promoting renewable electricity, ending mercury usage in gold mines, banning mercury mining, and phasing out non-essential mercury-containing chemicals are just a few of the ways to avoid adverse health consequences.
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Our land restoration and rehabilitation program works well for communities neighboring artisanal mining activities. We are providing sustainable livelihoods to communities through bamboo planting. Scientists discovered that certain plants use their roots to pull potentially toxic contaminants from the soil. The plants then trap and store the toxins in their cells or convert them into less harmful chemicals—plants as useful vectors to reduce environmental toxic arsenic content.