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Press Release by PAN India, IUF, PAN Asia and the Pacific, Berne Declaration

Geneva, Penang, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Zürich; April 23, 2015

Paraquat in India: too big a risk for farmers and workers

 

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Buenos Aires:

Pesticide Action Network in Mexico (RAPAM), an IPEN member, organized a National Forum on Agroecological Alternatives to   Endosulfan with environment and agriculture government authorities, agricultural Universities and academics from November-20-21 in the University of Puebla (BUAP).

Agrees that DecaBDE flame retardant is one of the world’s worst chemicals

(Rome) Press release in English and Français: A UN expert committee recommended the global elimination of pentachlorophenol – a pesticide used for wood treatment including utility poles. In its recommendation for the Stockholm Convention, the Committee cited pentachlorophenol’s persistence, bioaccumulation, long-range transport, and its toxic impacts. The Committee found wide availability of non-chemical alternatives that were much safer than pentachlorophenol. Governments around the world will decide on the recommendation in May 2015, but typically accept the recommendations of its expert committees.

On World Environment Day Pesticide Action Network (PAN) calls on citizens and governments to take action on highly toxic pesticides and make the planet a safer place. PAN has released an updated list of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) to call the attention to these dangerous chemicals.  

 

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