SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.26 issue1Health risk to non-ionizing radiation by the electricity networks in PeruPrimary muscular hidatidosis: a case report author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

Print version ISSN 1726-4634


ARANA-ZEGARRA, Marco. Choropampa case: Mercury spill and damage to health in rural exposed population. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.1, pp.113-116. ISSN 1726-4634.

In 2000, a spill of metallic mercury is evaporated into the atmosphere, and it affected the health of over a thousand peasants, who, eight years later, still are suffering the consequences on their health. Modern mining does not guarantee an adequate management, control and mitigation of environmental impacts and public authority does not grant the right to health of populations in environments which miners from the point of view of the right to environmental health should be sites considered hazardous to health.

Keywords : Environmental pollution; Mercurio poisoning; Mining; Disasters; Peru.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License