Research has determined that the mercury level exceeds up to 87 times the level permitted by the Colombian State.[:]
August 3, 2015
It is the highest level of intoxication that scientists have found in Colombia. According to toxicologist Jesus Olivero, the situation is so worrying that even the survival of these indigenous peoples would be at stake.
September 13, 2014
Comptroller General of the Republic warns on water contamination and risks, because mercury remains in fishes.
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.