HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Pesticide made us sterile...

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 08:51 AM

Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say

Horrifying

BBC News

Tens of thousands of former banana workers say they were made sterile by a pesticide used by US companies on plantations in Latin America in the 1970s.

The United States restricted and then banned its use on the US mainland because of the health risks, but workers in Central America and South America continued to be exposed to it. Grace Livingstone reports from Panama on the workers' decades-long battle for justice.

....

Across Panama, there are more than 1,100 former banana workers who say that a pesticide used by United Fruit on the plantations made them sterile.

The pesticide, called Di-bromochloropropane or DBCP, targets microscopic worms that damaged banana plants. But it can also affect men's fertility.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-62120058

1 replies, 270 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jul 2022 OP
HAB911 Jul 2022 #1

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 10:05 AM

1. The corollary

assault weapons, dioxin, glyphosate, a little collateral damage is ok as long as we make money

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread