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En México, la COFEPRIS autoriza la aplicación de 183 plaguicidas altamente peligrosos  incluidos en la lista de la Red Internacional de Plaguicidas (PAN) e identificados por agencias internacionales por sus efectos en la salud y ambiente , y permite la venta de 140 plaguicidas prohibidos en otros países, lo que representa una grave amenaza a la salud y el ambiente, que exige la atención urgente de las autoridades y el cambio de políticas públicas, coincidieron académicos y organizaciones civiles, al presentar el informeLos plaguicidas altamente peligrosos en México[1].

“En las administraciones recientes, las políticas neoliberales en materia de gestión de plaguicidas y control de plagas y enfermedades en el campo y la ciudad han llevado a que estemos expuestos, sin nuestro consentimiento, a plaguicidas altamente peligrosos que pueden provocar la muerte, que tienen probabilidades de causar cáncer, malformaciones genéticas y alteraciones hormonales, o de causar la muerte de las abejas, además de otros plaguicidas que están incluidos en convenios ambientales internacionales por su impacto negativo”, destacó Fernando Bejarano, coordinador del informe y director de la Red de Acción de Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM) y punto de enlace para América Latina de la red internacional  contra compuestos tóxicos, IPEN.

Brussels, Paris: Today, on the occasion of the international press conference in Paris hosted by Senator Joël Labbé marking the unanimous adoption of the European resolution to ban non-agricultural pesticides across Europe by the French Senate, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and Générations Futures warmly welcome the resolution and call on the Parliaments of other EU Member States to adopt similar resolutions.

New law protects Anchorage streams, drinking water, and public health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Last night, the Anchorage Assembly decided in a 10-1 vote to pass AO2017-59, an ordinance that establishes pesticide-free policies and restrictions for parks, public lands and properties. This measure strengthens the public’s right to know and fosters a healthy approach to caring for our parks and public lands that minimizes the use of harmful pesticides.

EPA ignores overwhelming scientific evidence of harm from chlorpyrifos—leaves children, families, and communities at risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will not ban chlorpyrifos—a dangerous neurotoxic pesticide widely used in agriculture and linked to many health hazards, particularly damage to children’s brains.

A paper entitled "Integrated pest management in cotton-growing areas in the Southern Rift Valley region of Ethiopia: development and application of a supplementary food spray product to manage pests and beneficial insects," authored by Tadesse Amera (from IPEN Participating Organization Pesticide Action Nexus Ethiopia), has been published in the International Journal of Pest Management. The activities in the paper could be replicated by those who are interested in the subject.

IPEN Participating Organization Center for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD) is featured in this news story from K24 in Kenya. The story relates to the dangerous concentration of lead in Lake Naivasha, which is likely due to pesticide run-off from nearby flower farms or other agricultural activities in the area. Dr.


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