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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
More than half of the 140 studied children -- mostly indigenous Ngäbe
and Bribri -- had higher daily exposures than what is
considered safe by
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.
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