Large deposits of gold can be found in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. And it is this gold that causes big problems in this area. To find the gold, prospectors cut down and burn trees in a section of the Amazon rainforest, considered one of the most biodiverse in the world. They then dig until they find water, which they pump to filter the mud that hides the precious metal. However, to concentrate the gold dust also requires toxic chemicals, starting with mercury, which pollute the groundwater and make the landscape sterile. Gold is the real bane of this region, so beautiful and lush that it deserves the name Madre de Dios (Land of the Mother of God). Despite being a protected and protected area on paper, more than 100,000 hectares of primeval forest have been destroyed here in just a few years. And the ecological disaster continues.
Even the consequences that illegal gold mining has on the environment did not stop the number of prospectors. Everyone thinks of their advantage and endures the difficult living conditions of this choice: illegal and hard work, performed in extremely precarious conditions, with the possibility of earning, but without security.
Toxins and heavy metals entering the environment enter the food chain in various ways, are stored in the body and thus endanger the health of thousands of people living in this area.
One of the properties of humic acids is the ability to bind heavy metals to themselves, including in the digestive tract of humans and animals, thus helping the body’s detoxification.
That’s why Dr. Rafael Pizarro Alvis is making great efforts to get HUMAC® Nativ humic acid-based nutritional supplements into this area.