Reporter and photographer at InfoAmazonia in partnership with Report for the World, which matches local newsrooms with emerging journalists to report on under-covered issues around the globe. Julia works with socioenvironmental coverage and currently lives in the Amazon region. She has already worked at the Brasil de Fato newspaper, at the agribusiness observatory De Olho Nos Ruralistas, and at Agência Pública.

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From mining to fish: how mercury contaminates the Munduruku Indigenous community

Carnivorous fish are among the most consumed by the Munduruku and the most contaminated by mercury. Scientists suspect the toxic metal, found in the bodies of the members of this indigenous community is seriously affecting the health of adults and children who are born with malformations and developmental delays. Munduruku women already avoid getting pregnant.