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  1. Paradise lost : an introduction to the geography of water pollution in Puerto Rico.

    Article - En anglais

    Rapid industralizalization has transformed the agricultural economy of Puerto Rico, creating employment opportunities and raising standards of living.

    Success, however, is marred by widespread pollution that outstrips the infrastructural capacity necessary for the preservation of environmental quality and of human health.

    The result today is a landfill crisis, a heritage of toxic dumps, and an advancing tide of pollution.

    Rivers and reservoirs are nearly ubiquitously affected and groundwaters, long thought to be naturally protected, show evidence of increasing contamination.

    Limestone aquifers are at particular risk.

    Public awareness and inter-sectoral political leadership are urgently needed to reverse the trend towards environmental deterioration.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution eau, Qualité eau, Industrialisation, Urbanisation, Homme, Gastroentérite, Article synthèse, Variation géographique, Porto Rico, Santé et environnement, Toxicité, Lieu décharge, Déchet dangereux, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Intestin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Water pollution, Water quality, Industrialization, Urbanization, Human, Gastroenteritis, Review, Geographical variation, Puerto Rico, Health and environment, Toxicity, Dumping site, Hazardous waste, West Indies, Central America, America, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Intestinal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0260901

    Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 01/03/1996.