Thought Starter Paper on Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides and SAICM
Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and IPEN August 2013
Endocrine disrupting (ED) pesticides are a threat to human health and the environmentwith potentially serious lifelong effects especially when the developing foetus and small children are exposed. The nature of their use results in deliberate release into the environment and results in pervasive environmental contamination. For SAICM work on EDCs to be relevant to developing and transition countries where chemical exposures due to agriculture are significant, ED pesticides should be included in the EDC workplan.