Environmental and Occupational Health in Brazil

Edited by
August 2023
368 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8407-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8406-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Environmental and Occupational Health in Brazil that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, is a multicultural country with abundant biodiversity, forests, and water sources. The country has experienced rapid urbanization and industrialization in recent decades, creating considerable social and economic progress. However, countless environmental and occupational risks that follow unregulated development still threaten the health of exposed children and adults from urban and rural areas. Despite a complex scenario of exposure to multiple contaminants, studies on the impacts on human health and well-being are sorely needed. Thus, building up comprehensive evidence on environmental and occupational health in Brazil is crucial to improving practices and policies toward stronger social development. This Special Issue comprises cutting-edge epidemiological, clinical, and experimental studies, as well as literature reviews on all aspects of environmental and occupational health in Brazil. Studies on children, adults, and vulnerable populations related to toxicology, epidemiology, and public policies are especially welcomed. Manuscript topics include, but are not limited to, the adverse health effects of physical, chemical, and biological risks; exposure to air, water, soil and food pollution; metals and pesticides; organic solvents; dust; and climate change.

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vulnerability; drought; health; social determinants; rural population; Brazil; mercury; indigenous; health risk assessment; Munduruku; fish; Brazilian Amazon; mercury exposure; ALAD; genetic polymorphism; neurotoxicity; environmental health; indigenous people; illegal mining activities; methylmercury exposure; Good-Living; mental health; Munduruku; Amerindian people; Brazilian amazon; environmental pollution; cosmopolitics; poverty areas; undernutrition; indigenous populations; intergenerational relations; epidemiologic determinants; environmental pollution; mercury exposure; indigenous people; Brazilian Amazon; gold mining; fish; children health; neurological effects; genetic polymorphism; ALAD; illegal mining activities; environmental health; indigenous people; Amazon; 1000 days; childbearing women; nutrition; vaccine coverage; mercury exposure; mercury exposure; neurological abnormalities; indigenous people; Amazon; environmental impacts; illegal mining; acute renal failure; agricultural occupation; death certificates; kidney diseases; mortality; pesticides; contaminated areas; urban residues; urban areas; environmental health; organochlorine; organophosphorus; pyrethroids; seafood; MSPD; GC-MS/MS; blood; metals; child; environmental exposure; occupational exposure; dust; child health; worker health; probabilistic risk assessment; hazard quotient; Monte Carlo; dietary exposure risk; mitigation measure; food contaminants; organochlorine compounds; DDT; polychlorinated biphenyls; pregnant women; umbilical cord; breast milk; Brazil; vocational rehabilitation; return to work; work-related musculoskeletal disorders; occupational health; pesticide; poisoning; epidemiology; toxicology; tobacco; farmer; environmental exposure; toxic metals; determinants; pregnancy; maternal health; steel industry; environmental exposure; endocrine disruptors; PER3 gene polymorphism; chronotypes; Amazon; environmental contamination; mercury; women; breastfeeding; air pollution; health effects; multi-pollutant model; artificial neural network