• Reducing Lead and Silica Dust Exposures in Small-Scale Mining in Northern Nigeria.

      Gottesfeld, P; Tirima, S; Anka, SM; Fotso, A; Nota, MM (2019-01-07)
      An ongoing health crisis across a large area of Northern Nigeria has resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of cases of lead poisoning from artisanal small-scale gold mining. Occupational Knowledge International (OK International) and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have formed a partnership to conduct a pilot project to introduce safer mining practices in selected communities. The primary objective was to reduce lead exposures among artisanal small-scale miners and minimize take home exposures by reducing dust contamination on clothing and body surfaces.