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Development of an integrated intervention plan to reduce exposure to lead and other contaminants in the mining center of La Oroya, Perú
  • Published Date:
    May 2005
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.), Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services. ; United States. Agency for International Development. ;
  • Description:
    La Oroya, Peru, is home to a metal smelter that has operated for more than 80 years. In October 2003, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide technical assistance in the development of an integrated plan for addressing the lead pollution problems in La Oroya. A team of scientists from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) visited Peru during March 13–22, 2004, to learn about the conditions and concerns in La Oroya. While in Peru, the NCEH team visited the Doe Run Peru La Oroya smelter facility and discussed smelter-related environmental public health issues with national, regional, and local government officials; the smelter operator; health-care providers; concerned citizens; and other stakeholders. The NCEH team also learned about the existing environmental public health infrastructure and government oversight of the mining industry in Peru. This report summarizes observations from meetings, highlights relevant findings from studies conducted in various parts of the world, and offers recommendations.

    Prepared for United States Agency for International Development, Peru Mission by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services .

    la_oroya_report.pdf

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