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                       Protective gear required for the application of toxic pesticides.                      Indigenous Bribri children of CR who are sprayed by toxic pesticides.

 

 

"Children living near traditional plantations in Costa Rica are exposed to twice as much of the insecticide chlorpyrifos compared to children living near
organic plantations. More than half of the 140 studied children -- mostly indigenous Ngäbe and Bribri -- had higher daily exposures than what is
considered safe by U.S. standards. Residential use of the pesticide, which has been linked to neurological effects in children, is banned in
the US, although it is still permitted on some crops. Costa Rica's bananas are sold in US and European markets.

 

http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Issue/pn54p12.htm

For more information go to:
 
http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/miller.html