Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Pictures

Basavilbaso, Entre Rios, Argentina

Fabian Tomasi (50) with his elderly mother in the house they live together with his daughter. Fabian, a former airplane fumigation company worker, has developed severe toxic polyneuropathy, dermatomyositis and type 1 diabetes, which he attributes to exposure to pesticides during his working years. He says he used to work without protection and adds that two of his former colleagues became blind. The two company owners died of cancer, he says, which he also attributes to the pesticides. Previously weighing 90kg, he currently weighs 45kg and can barely walk as a result of his degenerative diseases, but he strongly campaigns against the use of agrochemicals in Argentinian fields from his computer at home.

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Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Pictures
Basavilbaso, Entre Rios
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