[News] Environmental pollution and cancer risk in La Oraya, Peru

April, 04, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

On March 22, 2024, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San José, Costa Rica) ruled that Peru has violated the right of the people residing in the mining city of La Oroya to live in a healthy environment. The residents were exposed to toxic levels of environmental pollutants for years without sufficient pollution control measures.

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