The objective of the research is to ensure the health and well-being of the impacted residents.
The actions for the creation of an Epidemiological and Toxicological Sanitary Study are ongoing. On May 4, the third alignment workshop was held in Belo Horizonte (MG). During the meeting, national and international experts contributed to the debate on research on soil and water quality, the level of dust in the affected areas and the possible emotional impacts on the population. They also discussed new strategies and paths that will guide the study in the coming months.
“Throughout this year, institutions such as the Ministry of Health and Greenpeace have started independent studies on the affected region. It was important for the Foundation to learn about the research and the more in-depth presented data, for possible interventions”, says Maria Albanita Lima, leader of the Health and Social Protection actions.
The Epidemiological and Toxicological Sanitary Study is a mapping that seeks to identify the risk of diseases and to trace the health profile of the communities impacted by the collapse of the Fundão dam. This research will contribute to the planning and execution of actions that guarantee the health and well-being of the residents of the municipalities from Mariana to the Doce River mouth.