By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) warned on Tuesday of the possibility of aggravation of chronic diseases in the population of Brumadinho and its surroundings, especially in isolated areas and without access to health services, due to the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão mine.

"Tragedies like Brumadinho affect water conditions, can aggravate pre-existing chronic diseases in the population, the proliferation of diseases and numerous effects on the mental health of the affected population," Valcler Rangel, chief of staff for Fiocruz’ president said during a meeting to . . .

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