The Mineral Industry of the Philippines
By Yolanda Fong-Sam
In 2008, the Philippines produced more than 5% of the total world production of nickel (Kuck, 2010). Other mineral commodities produced in the Philippines included cement, chromium, copper, gold, marine salt, and silver (table 1).
Minerals in the National Economy
In 2008, the mining and quarrying [...]
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Hexavalent Chromium is a Cancer-Causing Chemical
Hexavalent chromium, is a cancer-causing chemical. In 2008, the U.S. National Institutes of Health deemed chromium a “probable carcinogen.” The chemical has been linked to leukemia and other cancers in animals, as well as liver and kidney damage, according [...]