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"Fair trade gold": a key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa

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"Fair trade gold" : a key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa. / Childs, John.

In: International Jounal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 41, No. 3-4, 2010, p. 259-271.

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Childs, J 2010, '"Fair trade gold": a key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa', International Jounal of Environment and Pollution, vol. 41, no. 3-4, pp. 259-271. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2010.033235

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Childs, John. / "Fair trade gold" : a key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa. In: International Jounal of Environment and Pollution. 2010 ; Vol. 41, No. 3-4. pp. 259-271.

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