A silent death: Residents of the Brazilian city of Santo Amaro are poisoned by lead

In a remote city in Brazil’s Bahia state, a health and environmental disaster linked to industrial pollution has been going on for decades.

A lead smelter that opened in 1960 and closed in the 1990s continues to poison the residents of Santo Amaro.

They have seldom succeeded in obtaining justice, and time is running out: former employees suffer from diseases linked to their constant exposure to the metal.

Our correspondents went to meet the former factory worker Adailson Pereira Moura, who is fighting tirelessly for the victims to receive compensation before it is too late.

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