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Amazon population at risk from forest fire pollution

Publicado em 10 julho 2019
[SÃO PAULO] Populations living around Amazon areas where forests are cleared with fires to grow crops in soils fertilised by the ashes might have an increased risk of DNA damage, mutation and cancer because of the air pollution. This was the conclusion drawn by a team of Brazilian researchers who carried out controlled fire experiments to estimate the emissions of greenhouse gases and particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 microns (PM 2.5) produced during burnings in rural [...]