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Poor Agrochemical Controls Result in Poisoning of 24 Children in Peru

LADB Article ID: 54067
Category/Department: Peru
Date: 1999-12-03
By: Guest

Primitiva Jara Conde cannot convince her 6-year-old daughter, Luzmila, to eat. "She'll only drink herbal tea, and she won't get out of bed," Jara says. Mothers throughout the village of Tauccamarca are having difficulty persuading their children to eat or play after 44 children who went to school Oct. 22 were poisoned by drinking a government-donated milk substitute contaminated with a highly toxic organophosphate insecticide, probably parathion.

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