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The deadly weight of leaded gold in Nigeria

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By Scott Cardiff

June 11, 2010

A tragedy for communities in northern Nigerian has revealed some of the hidden costs of gold jewelry.  Over 160 people, mainly children, have died in Nigeria from exposure to lead released by small-scale gold mining. Looks like Zamfara state in Nigeria is another place where gold is tinged with the blood of poisoned communities.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, dirty gold, jewelry, target, artisanal and small-scale mining, blood gold, poisoned communities, asm, lead, nigeria


Mother's don't want dirty gold for Mother's Day -- and 70 jewelry companies know it

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By Scott Cardiff

May 6, 2010

I'm probably not the only one to have been scrambling to figure out what to do for my mother for Mother's Day. You want to give her something nice and ethical -- not jewelry made from gold mining that has poisoned communities and destroyed livelihoods.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, golden rules, jewelry


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