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Pesticide health hazard for banana
plantation workers in Brazil

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This is an example of a major cause of health problems in developing countries.

A France 24 Report on agricultural workers in Brazil's biggest banana-producing area, the Ribeira Valley. Workers are unregistered and badly paid, they buy their own tools and work without protective clothing, under showers of pesticide sprayed from aeroplanes. Their homes, which are among the plantations, are also showered with pesticide spray.

Placed on YouTube: March 2008

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