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USA:What is kratom and what’s it made from? Increasingly popular herbal drug tied to over 90 fatal overdoses

April 2019 Yahoo news; The over-the-counter herbal drug kratom has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths, federal health officials said this week. Kratom was a cause of death in at least 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017, and 152 tested positive for the substance …

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KENYA: UN pledges to curb sale and use of mercury

September 2017 Dailynation; The international community has pledged to curb proliferation of mercury by banning new mining and closing existing mines. This came even as Kenya was accused of being the main supply hub for mercury, secretly used in artisanal and small-scale gold mining or ASGM in east and central …

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