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Tag: contamination levels

  • Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

    Driest June in Santiago in fifty years worsens pollution in the midst of Copa America match

    Santiago de Chile high pollution levels

    Chile's capital Santiago has experienced the driest June in half a century, leading to unexpected headache-inducing levels of contamination and Andean ski slopes bereft of snow, with no rain clouds on the horizon. There has been zero precipitation in the month to date in Santiago, the first time that has happened in fifty years, according to meteorology records.

  • Wednesday, December 5th 2012 - 18:32 UTC

    WHO sponsored research helps identify heavy lead contaminated areas in Peru

    High levels of lead in the Cerro de Pasco soil, a historic mining town in the Andes

    Countries – especially those with a long mining history -- can substantially reduce lead poisoning in children by mapping contamination levels in the soil to identify high-risk areas and by taking measures to keep children away from those areas, according to a study published this month in the public health journal, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.