The RLC Campus Córdoba cooperated with the Chair of Ecology and Environmental Health of the University of Córdoba to support research by postgraduate students of the Master Program “Maternal and Children Health” in the provinces of Córdoba and La Rioja.
Research was conducted in the provinces of Córdoba and La Rioja, near the Andean region. The postgraduate students detected many health threats in urban and rural areas, e.g. deleterious effects of pesticide sprays, mining, open waste deposits or the pollution of water with fluorine and arsenic. Additional threats resulting from climate change are uncontrolled fires and floods. Students discovered inadequate management of X-ray equipment in hospitals, incorrect environmental management of neonatal rooms, and incineration of hazardous waste.