Informal recycling and occupational health in Santo André, Brazil

@article{Gutberlet2008InformalRA,
  title={Informal recycling and occupational health in Santo Andr{\'e}, Brazil},
  author={Jutta Gutberlet and Angela M. Baeder},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1 - 15}
}
The collection of recyclables is a widespread activity among urban poor, particularly in countries with large socio-economic disparities. The health of recyclers is at risk because of unsafe working conditions, socio-economic exclusion, and stigmatization. Our study focuses on health problems and occupational risks of informal recyclers (in Brazil known as catadores). In 2005 we conducted an in-depth socio-economic survey of 48 informal waste collectors in Santo André, Brazil. Almost all… 
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