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Pediatría (Asunción)

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BENITEZ-LEITE, Stela  and  CORVALAN, Ramón. The possible life of populations exposed to toxic substances: challenges for a culture of peace. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2018, vol.45, n.1, pp.74-82. ISSN 1683-9803.

Human dignity is recognized as the basic ethical principle that underlies the form of democratic government constitutionally adopted in Paraguay. This principle is understood as autonomy or as the possibility to design a life plan and to determine one's own choices according to one's own characteristics. It requires certain basic material conditions of existence, which include the protection of an individual's physical and moral integrity. Based on this perspective, we reflect about the possible life of populations exposed to toxic substances, using analyses of overpopulation studies exposed to toxic substances in different contexts, conditioned by the violation of basic human rights, a reality that poses challenges in the promotion of education towards a peaceful existence.

Keywords : Human dignity; education for peace; toxic substances; violation of rights..

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