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Global Mercury Hair Monitoring in Women of Child-Bearing Age in Migori County, Kenya in 2016

  • following findings of a study conducted by CEJAD in partnership with IPEN on mercury in women of child bearing age in ASGM sites in Migori, Kenya. The study revealed that over half of the women sampled in Kenya measured over 1 ppm in the community which subsists from artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
  • CEJAD has continued to raise awareness on mercury pollution from ASGM in media in Kenya and has conducted interviews in China Global Television Network (CGTN) Africa, Aljazeera and Reuters (international media) and national print media, Standard Newspaper, The Star to raise awareness on adverse impacts of mercury pollution on human health and environment in mining communities in Kenya. Some of the media articles/TV features on the topic.
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Aljazeera TV https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/kenya-gold-miners-risk-lives-mercury-171204071445366.html
China Global Television Network (CGTN) Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y55OPHSEdWE
Thomson Reuters Foundation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-women-goldmining/mercury-rising-gold-mining-takes-a-toxic-toll-on-kenyan-women-idUSKBN1H33C9
Standard Newspaper https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001255507/study-female-gold-diggers-at-risk-of-passing-mercury-to-unborn-babies
K24 TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8aCWisBgUI&t=15s

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