Cotton and sugarcane cultivations were the major crops raised for export and farmers bought into the benefits of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1960s. So their usage continued for years and years with no regulation. And as long as money was made, everyone was happy. Over the years, the sugar cane cultivation thrived while the cotton cultivation slumped due to competitions in international markets around the mid-1970s.
Around 1995, the first reports of people dying from kidney failures started to emerge. In 2001, a well-known Salvadoran scientist became convinced that there was a relation between pesticides and kidney failures. He went to the Legislative Assembly to ask the government to ban a list of pesticides. His words were ignored, and he was dismissed as a mad scientist.
Surfers know currents. They've already been dragged by a strong current or channel. However, can we evaluate distinct dangers and act accordingly? How do we get back to the beach, and when should we know something's not right?
The Eastern Long Island Coastal Conservation Alliance (ELICCA) has detailed the differences between these natural phenomenon beach hazards. Let's see:
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