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As part of their contribution to SAICM implementation in the region, authors Ngamo Tinkeu L S (University of Ngaoundéré, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences), Ngassoum M-B (University of Ngaoundéré, High School of Food Processing, Department of Applied Chemistry) and Kuepouo G (Research and Education Centre for Development (CREPD), Yaoundé Cameroon) have produced their findings on highly hazardous pesticides that are registered and used in Central and West A

IPEN supports the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal in its efforts to petition the U.S. White House to uphold international law and stop shielding Dow Chemical from accountability for corporate crimes in Bhopal, India. 

On December 3rd, 1984, in the middle of the night, thousands of people were gassed to death because of a catastrophic chemical leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. More than 150,000 people were left severely disabled, and 22,000 people have since died of their injuries.  For these reasons the Bhopal gas disaster is widely acknowledged as the world's worst-ever industrial disaster. Find out more about the tragedy on the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal's website.

PENANG, Malaysia – PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) today renewed its call for authorities to more tightly regulate agrochemicals and ban the highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) amid reports of pesticide poisoning in Siputeh, Batu Gajah in Ipoh. Thirty seven people, aged two to 71, were rushed to the hospital – with four in critical condition – after eating food apparently contaminated with the pesticides from carbamate group from a local stall last 4 March. Weedicides were also traced near the premises.
 

Semia Gharbi, representative of l’Association de l’éducation environnementale pour les futures générations (AEEFG), the IPEN Regional Hub for the Middle East and North Africa, and May Granier, from the IPEN Participating Organization Association Tunisienne d'Agriculture Environnementale, are featured in this article about the pesticide glyphosate from La Presse de Tunisie:

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