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Impacts of cotton monoculture on health and the environment in Mato Grosso

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Through a partnership between the Center for Environmental Studies and Occupational Health (NEAST) of the Institute of Collective Health of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (ISC/UFMT) and Operação Amazônia Nativa (OPAN), a series of surveys were conducted between 2020 and 2022 on the impacts of the cotton production chain in Mato Grosso and the presence of pesticides in Indigenous Lands (ILs), more specifically the Tirecatinga IL in the Juruena River Basin in the state’s west, one of the country’s leading agricultural commodity-producing regions for soy, corn, sunflower, and sugarcane. The
main results are as follows.


. Impacts of cotton monoculture on health and the environment in Mato Grosso.