Geologist Peter Appel and miner Leoncio Onay tells about an alternative to mercury use in small and artisanal gold mining giving a higher yield with gold and avoiding pollution and poisonings with mercury.
The educational material consists of an introduction to the pesticide problematic together with five themes that illustrate different aspects of the problematic. Below you find video-clips from Bolivia that visualizes and concretizes the theme described in the fact sheet (downloadable PDF), including study questions that encourage the students to reflect upon the theme presented in the educative videos as well as in the fact sheet. Furthermore each fact sheet contains a reference list1 and grey boxes in the text with suggestions for further reading on the themes.
Geologist Peter Appel and a miner Leoncio Onay tells about mercury free gold mining by the ‘gravity-borax method’.
Dr. TK Joshi from India explains health consequences of working in dusty occupations.