COLOMBIA-ECUADOR: Studies Find DNA Damage from Anti-Coca Herbicide

Submitted by Callemity on Tue, 19/06/2007 - 15:31

TORONTO, Jun 16 (Tierramérica) - U.S.-funded aerial spraying of coca plantations in Colombia near the Ecuador border has severely damaged the DNA of local residents, a new study has found.Blood samples from 24 Ecuadorians living within three kilometres of the northern border had 600 to 800 percent more damage to their chromosomes than people living [...]

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