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With AIDA's help, Peruvians harmed by smelter pollution will get comprehensive medical exams
Author: Update of the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) , Published on: 1 March 2008
In September 2007, we introduced you to two-year old Margarita, a little girl in La Oroya, Peru suffering from intense seizures and other ailments caused by severe pollution from the Doe Run [part of Renco] Peru multi-metal smelter…We are now pleased to report that as a result of our efforts and the [Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] action, Margarita received emergency medical attention and her health improved significantly. Furthermore…she and others in La Oroya will receive comprehensive medical evaluations for the first time.