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Kenya: Gold miners risk their lives by using mercury

Millions of people are risking their lives using mercury to separate gold from ore in the gold mining industry.

Millions of people are risking their lives using mercury to separate gold from ore in the gold mining industry.

United Nations launched a campaign to stop the use of mercury in unofficial gold mining, but alternative machines are still too expensive for miners to obtain.

This is one of the issues to be discussed at the UN Environment Assembly being held in Kenya.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi, Kenya.

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