Despite the esteemed nature of gold in society, evidence of adverse ecotoxicological effects and risk to human health in various mining and extraction techniques has generated increasing interest in the biological and environmental implications of gold. Biogeochemical, Health, and Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Gold and Gold Mining is the first c

part |2 pages

Part 1: Gold and Gold Compounds

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Geology, Sources, and Production

chapter 3|16 pages


chapter 4|12 pages


chapter 5|14 pages

Gold Concentrations in Field Collections

chapter 6|24 pages

The Effects of Gold on Plants and Animals

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Part 2: Human Health Impacts

chapter 7|22 pages

Health Risks of Gold Miners

chapter 8|18 pages

Human Sensitivity to Gold

chapter 9|30 pages


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Part 3: Effects of Gold Extraction on Ecosystems

part |2 pages

Part 4: Mining Legislation, Concluding Remarks, and Indices

chapter 15|16 pages

Selected Mining Legislation

chapter 16|4 pages

Concluding Remarks