According to a new study by José R. “Farmers and residents of these communities reported an increase in depression and suicide among adolescents,” said Suarez Lopez. Like many other crops, flowers are regularly sprayed with organophosphorus insecticides that affect the human cholinergic system, key brain and nervous system function. Suarez López and “his” colleagues have been monitoring the development of children close to agriculture in the Ecuadorian Andes since 2008. These companies often use third party cookies or web beacons to collect this information. Pesticides such as organophosphates and carbamates have toxic effects, suppressing the activity of ACEs. Ecuador is the third largest exporter of roses in the world, with a large share of floriculture in the immediate vicinity of the homes of participants. The latest study interviewed 529 young people between the ages of 11 and 17.