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Contaminated water: a public health problem

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In the eighth plenary session of the United Nations held in New York (September 2000), 189 countries made a historic commitment: “To eradicate extreme poverty and improve the health and welfare of the world’s poorest people within 15 years,” laid out in the Millennium Declaration. However, in the report Health and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) published five years later, the international community was alerted to the fact that, while there has been some progress, there are still too many countries that are falling behind in the area of health…

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A larva in trouble

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The discussion about the toxic effect of glyphosate is creating differences of opinion among those who, at some point, believed in the harmlessness of this herbicide until receiving notice, through the Ministry of Justice, of the suspension of glyphosate spraying before October 2015, deadline set by the President of the Republic of Colombia…

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