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Detrimental effects on IQ, damage the brain of young children and exposed mothers gave birth to mentally retarded children.
European citizens continue to eat and drink the insect poison believed by scientists to cause damage to children’s brains.
Scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Yet its residues are found in fruit baskets, on dinner plates, and in human urine samples from all over Europe.
Rather than being the work of apolitical teens, the sites were revealed to have been established by a prominent local lawyer and were operated with the help of US citizens.
The EU-approval of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was based on one single study concerning possible damages on the developing brain.
In this glimpse into provincial life, Karpeka chronicles both the banality of and indifference to a day in the life of a small Belarusian city where the sale of alcohol was banned for a mere 24 hours.
An extensive firsthand account to a rarely known but increasingly important corner of the world.