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The Human Cost09/23/2015 Monte Maíz, Córdoba province. Alfredo Cerán worked for nine years as an agrochemical land applicator in the soybean fields. The beds of his nails were burned, and at present his clinical condition includes nonalcoholic cirrhosis and three herniated discs. Medical results showed residues of glyphosate, chlorpyrifos, azatrine, 2,4-D and cypermethrin in his blood. The Human Cost12/07/2014 Colonia Alicia, Misiones province. Lucas Techeira is five years old and was born with an incurable disease called ichthyosis lamellar, caused by a gene mutation. His parents worked in a tobacco field and other plantations in the area where agrochemicals such as glyphosate and 2,4-D, one of the components of Agent Orange, are sprayed. The Human Cost 11/12/2014 Fracrán, Misiones province. When Cándida Rodriguez gave birth to Fabián Piris she was told that her baby was going to live for only one year. He is currently eight years old and suffers from hydrocephalus and irreversible mental retardation. During pregnancy, Cándida handled agrochemicals with her hus-band on tobacco plantations. They live near a sawmill where wood is cured with highly toxic chemicals. Just in the area of National Route 14 where the family lives, 1,200 cases of cleft lip, hydrocephalus and other disabilities were revealed. This is supposed to be a consequence of the poisons used in tobacco and yerba mate plantations. The Human Cost12/11/2014 Fracrán, Misiones province. Since the age of seven, Jessica Sheffer has suffered from a tendon malformation, preventing her from standing up. Her mother, Ramona Angelica de Lima, of African descent, has six children. She and her husband came to town 30 years ago, when there were very few families living there. Fracrán is a tobacco production area where 2,4-D, methyl bromide and other herbicides and fungicides are greatly used. The Human Cost04/06/2015 San Vicente, Misiones province. Leonardo Lorenzo suffers from cerebral palsy. In the El Progreso neighborhood where he lives with his brothers, sisters and mother, cases of child and adolescent disability are reported at an alarming rate. The Human Cost11/17/2014 Basavilbaso, Entre Ríos province. Fabián Tomasi worked for Molina & Cía for many years, handling agrochemicals in the fumigation company. He suffers, at present, from a severe toxic poly-neuropathy and is currently being treated for generalized muscular atrophy. Fabián is one of the voices in the fight against the agroindustrial biotechnological model and the massive use of agrochemicals. The Human Cost11/22/2014 General Campos, Entre Ríos province. Maribella Alexandra Duarte suffers from a congenital malformation that does not allow her to move by herself. She and her family live 30 meters from the soybean fields exposed to fumigation. Her mother, Mariela Montes, says some days ago she had to take shelter with her seven children, locking them-selves up in her house because a fumigating plane was flying over the area. The neighbors within a 500 meter diameter registered 19 cases of terminal cancer. The Human Cost04-15-2015 Colonia Alicia, Province of Misiones. Ademir suffers from severe mental problems and takes strong drugs that sedate him so that he does not harm himself. The Human Cost12/06/2014 Colo-nia Aurora, Misiones province. Marcos had leukemia at the age of ten. His father worked for more than 30 years as a fumigator in the to-bacco factory and his mother was hospitalized for poisoning during pregnancy. His family had to move from the farm where they lived to the urban area of the town, far from the poisons. Marcos has been waiting three years for a kidney transplant in the Posadas IOT sanatorium. The Human Cost11/29/2014 Napenay, Chaco province. Anita Sosa cannot walk by herself but she plays together with her older sister, pretending to be a dancer. Liliana Dworak, their mother, attributes her daughter's illness to her exposure to fumigations which complicated her last pregnancy. The Human Cost09/25/2016, Aerial shot near the triple border where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. These three countries make up the largest amount of agrochemical consumption in Latin America. The Human Cost04/09/2015 Pozo Azul, Misiones province. Student in the immediate vicinity of a rural school. In Argentina there are 10,200 rural schools, more than half of the country's educa-tional facilities. Most of these schools are located in areas of agricultural production, which are continuously fumigated. As a result of this, the "Stop fumigating schools" campaign was born in Argentina. The Human Cost 09/17/2015 Villa Dolores, Córdoba province. Agrochemical applicators. According to a National Service of Agricultural Food Health and Quality (SENASA) study, 63 percent of the fruits and vegetables of La Plata, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata central markets contain toxic substances. The Human Cost19/11/2014 San Salvador, Entre Ríos province. Patricia and Diego Derudder are the parents of Leila, who died at age 14 from leukemia. His house is located meters from the hangar of a poison-applicator aircraft. The Human Cost12-12-2014 Colonia Alicia, Province of Misiones. Ademir Gotin is a 20 years old boy. He suffers severe mental disability. Andrea Gotin, her sister was a healthy girl. When she was eight years old, she inhaled bromomethane and had to be hospitalized. She spent nine days in intensive care. A few hours after inhaling the substance the fever went up, affecting the motor functions of her brain. She needs a kidney transplant and has to undergo dialysis three times a week. The Human Cost20-2-12-1014 La Leonesa, province of Chaco. Monument in the middle of nowhere. The Human Cost11/18/2014 Basavilbaso, Entre Ríos province. Fabián Tomasi worked for Molina & Cía for many years, handling agrochemicals in the fumigation company. He suffers, at present, from a severe toxic poly-neuropathy and is currently being treated for generalized muscular atrophy. Fabián is one of the voices in the fight against the agroindustrial biotechnological model and the massive use of agrochemicals. The Human Cost12/22/2016 Concordia, Entre Ríos province. Mario Lovatto worked between the ages of eight and 33 in citrus and blueberry plantations, har-vesting and fumigating. He suffers from multi-ple lipomatosis and has around 100 lipomas in his body. His son Mario, nine, was diagnosed with TGD; Eric, four, lost a kidney and Maylen, two months, suffers from heart disease. The Human Cost12/10/2014 San Vicente, Misiones province. Mónica Gabriela Rais. Her mother was 15 when she gave birth. At that time she worked on tobacco plantations. The Human Cost04/15/2015, Colonia Alicia, Misiones province Andresa Gotin (16) dedicates her life to the care of the house and her brother Ademir. The Human Cost09/17/15, Villa Dolores, Cordoba province Potatoe field after harvest. The Human Cost12-12-2014 Colonia Aurora, Misiones province. Lucas Techeira lives in an area of tobacco plantations very near the Uruguay River. The population of fish decreases at the same rhythm as the use of agro chemicals. The Human Cost09/19/2015 Ituzaingó Quarter, Córdoba province. Due to more than 300 cases of cancer and recurring cases of leukemia, lupus, spontaneous abortions, malformations, lym-phomas and other problems, an organization was born in this neighborhood to fight against the strongest pesticides of Argentina: Madres de Ituzaingó (Mothers of Ituzaingó). The Human Cost 12/01/2014 Avia Terai, Chaco province. Camila Magalí Verón suffers from a congenital malformation in her digestive system. The Human Cost18/11/14 Santa Ana, Entre Rios Marta Elsa Cian, a poultry producer. The town residents call her 'the Mad Woman with the Mask.' Every time she leaves her house she uses protection so as to avoid exposure to the constant drift of the agrochemicals from aerial crop-spraying. She suffers from chronic respiratory insufficiency, hy-pertension, neuropathies combined with hematological and cardiological symptoms. The Human Cost12/08/2014 San Vicente, Misiones province. In addition to undergoing heart surgery, Talia Belén Soroco suffers from a congenital malfor-mation and severe motor problems. Her father Juan and her mother Anita worked as children in the tobacco fields handling forbidden insec-ticides like furadan and methyl bromide, among others. Shortly after the birth of Talia they decided to abandon their farm and dedicate them-selves to sustainable horticulture. The Human Cost 14/01/17 Gilbert, Entre Ríos province. After a flood contaminated the water of the cistern with agrochemicals, Norma Portillo lost half of her family. The first was her nephew Alexis of 18 months, then her niece Michaela, then her son Christian and finally her husband. They lived in the countryside among farm sprayers. The Human Cost09-14-2015 Malvinas Argentinas, Cordoba province. Tela decorativa utilizada en el bloqueo por ambientalistas a la planta procesadora de semillas transgenicas de Monsanto considerada de mayor dimensión en Amèrica del Sur. Depues de cuatro años de resistencia por un grupo de ambientalistas la coorporacion decidio retirarse del predio. The Human Cost30/5/2017, Gualeguaychu, province of Entre Rios Students of School 66 of Gualeguaychu play during a recess. In Argentina there are 10,200 rural schools, more than half of the country's educational facilities. Most of these schools are located in areas of agricultural production, which are continuously fumigated. As a result of this, the "Stop fumigating schools" campaign was born in Argentina. The Human Cost13/4/2015, Colonia Alicia, province of Misiones Ademir Gotin suffers severe mental disability. The Human Cost30-05-2017, Gualeguaychu, province of Entre Rios. Estela Lemes, director of the School Number 66 of Gualeguaychu. At the end of 2014 he suffered the consequences of an aerial fumigation with agrotoxics that caused him serious health problems. For that reason, she initiated a judicial case that is still pending resolution. The Human Cost11/30/2014 La Tigra, Chaco province. Original Mocoví land. The Human Cost10-29-2016, Basavilbaso, province of Entre Rios. Fabian Tomasi in a field of direct sowing where he works during his youthful age manipulating agrochemicals that damaged his health. The Human Cost12-25-2016, Basavilbaso, province of Entre Rios. Fabian tomasi and his mother Betty. Fabián Tomasi worked for Molina & Cía for many years, handling agrochemicals in the fumigation company. He suffers, at present, from a severe toxic poly-neuropathy and is currently being treated for generalized muscular atrophy. Fabián is one of the voices in the fight against the agroindustrial biotechnological model and the massive use of agrochemicals. The Human Cost9/4/15 Pozo Azul, Misiones The tobacco farms use very high loads of different herbicides and insecticides. The risk of agrochemical intoxication in the window period of the pregnant woman, multiply by 6 times the chance to develop in the embryo any kind of congenial malformation. The Human Cost12/01/2014 Roque Sáenz Peña, Chaco province. The twins Aldo and Maximiliano Barrios suffer from a serious condition due to congenital microcephaly, one of the diseas-es associated with the use of neurotoxins in transgenic agriculture. They attend one of the many facilities for the disabled, which increase in number considerably every year. The Human Cost09/25/2015 Firmat, Santa Fe province. The Fontanellaz family lives surrounded by fields exposed to constant fumigations. Edgar made 34 judicial complaints. He was attacked twice with gunfire at his home by soybean farmers. His two sons were born with hearing loss. The Human Cost15-04-2015, Colonia Alicia Alta, province of Misiones. A girl runs across the fields. The Human CostMap of the five trips made between 2014 and 2017 to the provinces of Entre Ríos, Misiones, Chaco, Córdoba and Santa Fe. Driving back and forth, photographer Pablo E. Piovano traveled approx-imately 15,000 kilometers. The Human Cost
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