#Surge of #respiratory #illnesses in #children due to #fires in #Brazil’s #Amazon region (Lancet Resp Med., summary)

[Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]

Surge of respiratory illnesses in children due to fires in Brazil’s Amazon region

Lise Alves

Published: October 29, 2019 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30410-2

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As thousands of kilometres of forest burned in the Amazon during the months of June through August, the world cried out for the preservation of the largest rainforest in the world. Environmentalists denounced the widespread deforestation of the area, with fires being set in protected areas and even very near indigenous reserves.

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Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Environmental disasters; Environmental pollution; Brazil.

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