The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Gold Mines

National Geographic news Ipan, 16 months old, suffers a seizure as his mother, Fatimah, looks on. Both his parents, who live in Sekotong, Indonesia, were gold miners who used mercury to process gold. Doctors say Ipan probably suffered mercury poisoning while in the womb. Thin and frail, he is unable to walk, talk or grasp objects. Photograph by Larry C. Price More than a million small-scale miners in this island nation are poisoned, which is leaving children with crippling birth defects. By Richard C. Paddock Published May 24, 2016 SEKOTONG, INDONESIA - Ipan is 16 months old and suffering his third seizure of the morning. His head is too large for his body, and his legs are as thin as sticks

Diskusi Ina-BAN : Paparan Asbestos terhadap Kesehatan Pekerja

Pada 16 Mei 2016, beberapa pemeduli Ina-BAN, kelompok pemerhati masalah paparan racun asbestos sebagai pencemar lingkungan dan perusak kesehatan masyarakat, mengadakan pertemuan. Catatan-nya sebagai berikut: Slide 01 Slide 02 Slide 03 Slide 04 Slide 05 Slide 06 Slide 07 Slide 08 Slide 09 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Slide 19 Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network Toxics-Free Team BaliFokus ~ 20160524

PRESS RELEASE: Lead Exposure Costs Indonesia US$ 37.8 billion Annually

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2016 Lead Exposure Costs Indonesia US$ 37.8 billion Annually Annual Worldwide Lead Exposure Costs are 7 Times Amount Low- and Middle-Income Countries Receive in Development Assistance Denpasar - A new interactive map shows that lead exposure costs Indonesia US$ 37.8 billion annually. This cost exceeds the amount Indonesia receives in development aid annually (US$ 150 million -- Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia, APBN 2016). Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries was developed by New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (NYU) and released today at the United Nations Environment Assembly meeti

SIARAN PERS: US$ 37,8 milyar per Tahun: Biaya Paparan Timbal di Indonesia

Untuk Dirilis Segera: 23 Mei 2016 US$ 37,8 milyar per Tahun: Biaya Paparan Timbal di Indonesia Biaya Paparan Timbal Dunia per Tahun 7 Kali Lipat Jumlah Bantuan Dana Pembangunan yang Diterima Negara-negara Berpenghasilan Rendah dan Menengah Denpasar - Sebuah peta interaktif baru menunjukkan bahwa biaya paparan timbal di Indonesia mencapai sekitar US$ 37,8 milyar per tahun. Angka ini jauh melebihi jumlah bantuan pembangunan yang diterima Indonesia per tahun (US$ 150 juta atau sekitar 2 trilyun Rupiah -- Kementerian Keuangan, Republik Indonesia, APBN 2016). Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries dikembangkan oleh New York University School of Medicine, Depa

Mercury Intoxication Identification Methods Video

Neurological symptoms as the results of mercury intoxication, can be identified with several type of tests which are parts of Human Bio-Monitoring (HBM) assessment scheme. Here are the videos showing the methods to identify mercury intoxication: English version: Bahasa version: These videos brought to you by: Supported by: The Goldman Environmental Foundation & The Jewish Community Federation of San Fransisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties

British Council Education UK Alumni Awards 2016 Finalists

British Council is proud to announce the finalists of Education UK Alumni Awards 2016. They are selected by our panel of judges as best representatives for the impact of UK higher education in their chosen career path and the impact they have made for the development of Indonesia. Yuyun Ismawati, BaliFokus Senior Advisor is announced as one of the finalists. Here is the British Council official announcement for the Education UK Alumni Awards 2016 finalists. You can also read Yuyun Ismawati finalist profile here.

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