publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Lead exposure in indigenous children of the Peruvian Amazon : seeking the hidden source,venturing into participatory research

Anticona Huaynate, Cynthia;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Epidemiologi och global hälsa
  • Country: Sweden
Introduction. In 2006, a Peruvian environmental agency reported the presence of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) in indigenous communities of the Corrientes river basin. This is a territory in the Peruvian Amazon where oil activity has been associated with serious environmental effects, with impact on an ongoing social conflict. This PhD project aimed to determine the lead sources, risk factors and pathways in children of these communities and to suggest control and prevention strategies. Given the arguments attributing the lead source to the oil activity pollution, the second objective was to clarify any potential connection between the two. This project was c...
free text keywords: lead exposure, children, indigenous, Corrientes river, participatory research, Peruvian Amazon, Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
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