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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622


BELTRAMI, Aramis Cardoso; FREITAS, Carlos Machado de  and  MACHADO, Jorge Huet Mesquita. Hazardous materials acidentes in Brazil, in the period 2006-2009: information system data analysis as support for environmental health surveillance actions. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp.439-448. ISSN 1679-4974.

OBJECTIVE: to analyse the information system data of hazardous materials accidents (HMA) notified in Brazil, in the period 2006-2009. METHODS: the research was based on three (situation, effects and actions) out of six data layers used to build environmental health indicators. RESULTS: 3,601 accidents with hazardous materials were notified; concerning to morbidity, 27,304 injuries related to exposure to chemicals in three different databases were notified, and to mortality, 4,852 injuries related to exposure to chemicals in two databases were notified; in terms of Health sector response capacity, Environmental Health Surveillance on Hazardous Materials Accidents wasfound in 14 states and the Federal District, and related committees were found in 10 states CONCLUSION: data differences and absence of integrated analysis point out the need of developing integrated and harmonized information systems to manage hazardous materials and monitoring of exposed population.

Keywords : Accidents and Events with Hazardous Materials; Sentinel Surveillance; Environmental Health.

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