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2021 Jun

J Health Pollut



A Qualitative Study on Noncommunicable Diseases in Waste Pickers in Brazil.


Zolnikov T R, Cruvinel V, Lopez P, Pezeshkian F, Stoves-Tucker L, Galato D, Marques C P
J Health Pollut. 2021 Jun; 11(30):210603.
PMID: 34267990.


Noncommunicable chronic diseases are associated with multiple risks factors and negative outcomes that are long-lasting and difficult to treat. Some populations may be at greater risk because of their socioeconomic status, lack of healthcare, environment, and poor work and living conditions. Informal waste pickers may experience higher levels of chronic diseases and often do not have access to care to manage symptoms.