Monday, July 09, 2007

Workers Say Pesticides Made Them Sterile

NOAKI SCHWARTZ July 9, 2007 04:46 AM EST AP

LOS ANGELES — The pesticide was designed to kill worms infesting the roots of banana trees on Latin American plantations. But at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have filed five lawsuits in this country claiming they were left sterile after being exposed in the 1970s to the pesticide known as DBCP. Click here for more.