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By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the week dedicated to the environment, a study revealed that most Brazilian states do not monitor air quality.

Breathing smoke released by vehicles, factories, and fires is a fatal routine for many Brazilians. Air pollution kills 50,000 people a year in Brazil, in addition to those whose health is undermined by smoke.

If the National Air Quality Control Program, developed 30 years ago, were still in operation, things would be quite different. According to Pronar rules, all states should have monitoring and warning systems for their population.

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