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A Public Health Emergency

Oil exploitation in the Amazon basin of Ecuador: a public health emergency

By Miguel San Sebastián and Anna-Karin Hurtig, Pan American Journal of Public Health

This report by Miguel San Sebastián and Anna-Karin Hurtig, which was published by the Pan American Journal of Public Health in 2004, summarizes the evidence that there is a public health emergency in the Ecuadorian Oriente, and that these conditions are linked to the region's history of oil exploitation and pollution.