Despite personal threats she brought attention to the fact that many area residents were sick and dying from the pesticide spraying. A brave woman, indeed.
When Sofia Gaticaâ€™s 3-day-old daughter died from kidney failure, she didnâ€™t connect it with an environmental problem. It was only as she noticed neighbor after neighbor developing health problems that she started to wonder about the agrochemicals that were being sprayed on the farms nearby.
â€œI started seeing children with mouth covers, mothers with scarves wrapped around their heads to cover their baldness, due to chemotherapy,â€ she told me recently through a translator. It was then, Gatica says, she knew something was seriously wrong.
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