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Futura Jewelry

Over 2,000 tons of gold is mined for jewelry every year. Family members young and old are injured, and some even die, while working to extract gold from the ore. Local residents are often forcibly displaced to make way for the mine. Waterways and soil are polluted, while mercury and other toxic chemicals destroy ecosystems and harm wildlife and people. It is so bad that the United Nations calls it "a worldwide crisis".

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