Perspectives on community health issues and the mining boom .The health of mining communities is becoming a priority for the mining industry, governments, and researchers. This paper describes an exploratory qualitative study into community health issues and mining activities (associated with the mining boom–bust cycle) from the perspective of health and social service providers in.health problems in mining communities,Mining and Community Health - Alaska Community Action On Toxicsimpact the health of nearby environments and local communities. Mining involves some generally standard processes and practices. Removing overburden. First the . ealth Effects of Toxic Metals peripheral nervous systems. Health problems acteria within the environment transform inorganic mercury into methylmercury, a.