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Reviews on Environmental Health

Editor-in-Chief: Carpenter, David O. / Sly, Peter

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Volume 31, Issue 1

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The “CHILD” framework for the study of artisanal mercury mining communities

Evelyn Van Brussel
  • Facultad de Medicina, UASLP – Centro de Investigacion Aplicada en Ambiente y Salud, Av Venustiano Carranza No. 2405 Col. Lomas los Filtros, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi 78210, Mexico
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Published Online: 2016-03-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2015-0056

Abstract

In this paper, our group reports the use of a new framework in sites contaminated with mercury. This is significant because under the Minamata Convention on Mercury each Party shall endeavor to develop appropriate strategies for identifying and assessing sites contaminated by mercury or mercury compounds. This new approach, the “CHILD” framework has five steps: i) Community-based risk characterization; ii) Habilitation; iii) Intervention; iv) Laws and Regulation; and v) Development. We are using this framework in three mercury artisanal mining sites, and preliminary results are depicted in this report.

Keywords: children’s environmental health; mercury; minamata convention

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About the article

Corresponding author: Fernando Diaz-Barriga, Facultad de Medicina, UASLP – Centro de Investigacion Aplicada en Ambiente y Salud, Av Venustiano Carranza No. 2405 Col. Lomas los Filtros, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi 78210, Mexico, Phone: +52 (444) 829 8354, E-mail:


Received: 2015-10-16

Accepted: 2015-11-20

Published Online: 2016-03-08

Published in Print: 2016-03-01


Citation Information: Reviews on Environmental Health, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 43–45, ISSN (Online) 2191-0308, ISSN (Print) 0048-7554, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2015-0056.

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