Ronald Espejo, 31, Electronic Technician
Health problems I’ve seen in my area of Lima, since I can remember, have always been the simplest: flu, cold, cough, and lung infections. I have heard of TB and hepatitis B that are dangerous, but very little. For the work I do, I travel our country and I have noticed in the mining regions there are many health problems—in Ayacucho, Cerro de Pasco, and others. Mining companies are not aware of the environmental damage they are causing. There are regions where children are being affected, and have hives and allergies difficult to diagnose by the doctors, but studies conclude that it is by air and water pollution. (The Epoch Times)
A range of health problems exist. This is what Epoch Times reporters from Russia to Sweden discovered when they asked locals:
What new health issues have you seen emerge in your region?
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