A chronological outline of the facts.

1955

DBCP Discovered

1960

DBCP massively used in US and Central America’s agriculture

1960

animal studies show that DBCP harms sperm quality in mammals

1977

first restriction from OSHA and EPA of DBCP use in the US

1979

most of agricultural use of DBCP banned in US

1985

DBCP use was stopped in Nicaragua

1993

thousands of ex-workers tested positive to sterility in the region of Chinandega

1995

trial against Dow Company, Shell Oil Companie. and Occidental Chemical Company in the US, Will not succeed because returned to Nicaragua

2000

Law n°354 – Government of Nicaragua – established to compensate workers exposed trial against Dow Company, Shell Oil Companie. and Occidental Chemical Company in Nicaragua judgement considered unfair by US court

2018

trial against The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company and Occidental Chemical Company in France

2023

appeal filed against The Dow Chemical Company, Shell Oil Company and Occidental Chemical Company with the Court of Appeal of Paris