Lead Contamination in Santo Amaro Defies Decades of Research and Delayed Reaction on the Part of the Public Authorities

Abstract

Lead contamination in Santo Amaro (BA) has been studied for almost 40 years since the first signs of evidence were found in the blood samples of employees at the Brazilian Lead Company (COBRAC), and in the urine and hair of fishermen. Continued contamination carries on motivating further research, 20 years after the closure of Cobrac, highlighting the lack… (More)

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