Scientists at KU Leuven, University of Lubumbashi reveal the health risks of cobalt mining in DR Congo
Green Car Congress
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Around 60% of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the mineral-rich Katanga Copper belt, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This field study provides novel and robust empirical evidence that the artisanal extraction of cobalt that prevails in the DR Congo may cause toxic harm to vulnerable communities. Demand for cobalt has been on the increase due to its many applications.