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A Toxics-Free Future


Monitoring on Advertisements and Distribution of Restricted Pesticide in Indonesia

Continuing their research on highly toxic pesticide use in North Sumatra and Central Java, Gita Pertiwi conducted an overall assessment of the current pesticide situation. This assessment used survey, interview, and observation methods to document the types of pesticides currently in use, how they are used, and the health effects on those using them. In addition, Gita Pertiwi also conducted market research exploring the advertising and selling practices of distributors and local vendors of pesticides. Results indicate widespread misuse of illegal, highly hazardous pesticides, lack of education about alternatives to pesticides, and high levels of advertising marketing done by pesticide producers.

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