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Loei villagers have high cyanide and mercury levels
« on: March 02, 2011, 04:29:32 PM »
Loei villagers have high cyanide and mercury levels


More than 400 villagers who live near gold mining areas in Loei's Wang Saphung districts had mercury levels that exceed safety standards, a recent health study showed Tuesday.
A study conducted by Loei public health provincial office and Wang Saphung Hospital in June 2010, which assessed blood samples from 474 people living in six villages near gold mining. They were Ban Huay Phuk, Ban Koksathorn, Ban Na Nong Bong, Ban Kaeng Hin, Ban Non Phaphungpattana and Ban Phu Tap Pha.
The blood samples were sent for cyanide contamination tests at Ramathibodi Hospital. They were then sent to the Health Ministry's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau for tests on lead and mercury content.

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