Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco

by Source International
Play Video
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Restore Health in Cerro de Pasco
Jul 14, 2021

New Study to Claim JUSTICE

Paraghsa Community
Paraghsa Community

Thanks to the Swedish Postcode Lottery's funds and thanks to your donations, we can now start collecting new information and data on the psychological health of children of the mining city of Cerro de Pasco. These data will be a very powerful tool to be used in the legal case that we are carrying out.

The newest investigation is focused on the Intellectual Quotient Test on children (6-14 years old) of the Paragsha community to establish the causal link between heavy metals human exposure and the onset of neuropsychological and behavioral problems.

Lead, manganese, mercury and aluminum are neurotoxic substances that reduce learning and concentration potential. Metals have been measured in very high concentrations in the environment surrounding the mine and in the bodies of the children of Paragsha, but no studies on this population have already researched and established the effects.

This type of investigation is widespread in mining areas when there is a need to attribute responsibilities to polluters but it has never been done in Cerro de Pasco.

Unfortunately, because of the worsening of the COVID-19 health situation in Peru, we cannot travel to the area.

Still, we are managing all steps from Italy, training local people to follow all technical aspects linked with the organization of the Intellectual Quotient Test.

This test will be realized by seven psychologists from the national institution MENSA with a headquarter in LIMA who will travel to Cerro de Pasco soon.

Another important part of this study includes the heavy metal concentration analysis on dust deposition samples that will be collected for one month in urban areas closed to mining plants. This data will be useful to determine the link between human exposure to contaminated dust and health impacts such as those we measured during the medical investigation in 2018, and the one we will measure this time.

This study, along with others we realized until now, is critical to enriching the evidence of environmental contamination and human rights violations in the mining-affected community of Cerro de Pasco.

 

As always, we will update you about the process and the results!

Stay tuned!

Mining waste disposals closed to the community
Mining waste disposals closed to the community
School is 10 meter far from a big mining waste
School is 10 meter far from a big mining waste
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Source International

Location: Calci - Italy
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SourceInt
Project Leader:
Flaviano Bianchini
Calci, Italy
$17,175 raised of $40,000 goal
 
335 donations
$22,825 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Source International has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.