Causes and Effects of Mining on Human Health and the,
The mining industry generates wastes containing high concentrations of metals and metalloids which are highly toxic to the environment.Moreover, the continued use of the traditional methods of mining intensifies the emission of toxic and non-ecofriendly products.This article details the causes and effects of mining on human health and the environment.How can metal mining impact the environment? | American,,Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 7,20-27,31-35,38-39. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Modern mining operations actively strive to mitigate potential environmental consequences of extracting metals, and such operations are strictly regulated in the United6 Potential Environmental Effects of Uranium Mining,,The human health effects of airborne particulate exposures are described in Chapter 5; in this chapter, the committee describes the potential for off-site transmission of contaminants and air pollution effects on the environment at modern uranium mining and processing facilities.