Dibromochloropropane was invented in Hawai`i, and it continued to be used on pineapple fields in the state for years after the Environmental Protection Agency banned it elsewhere in the United States.
Despite that, there seems to have been just one court case brought by Hawai`i pineapple workers alleging they were harmed by exposure to the chemical. That case was brought by Mark K. Adams and Nelson Koon Sung Ng and their spouses, Joanie Adams and Zinnia K.L. Ng. In 2007, they filed a complaint in 1st Circuit Court against several Dole companies, the Pineapple Growers Association of . . .
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