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La Red de Acción en Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas de América Latina, RAP-AL, RAP-Chile, IPEN y Alianza por una Mejor Calidad de Vida tienen el agrado de invitar a la presentación del Informe "Situación de los Plaguicidas Altamente Peligrosos en Chile" de Maria Elena Rozas.

La presentación se realizará el dia 13 de marzo de 2019 a las 18.15 hrs., en el Museo Vicuña Mackenna, Vicuña Mackenna N 94, Santiago.

Photo by Pablo Piovano

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We, peasants, family farmers, indigenous peoples and traditional communities, scholars and professionals from various fields of knowledge, together with social movements and organizations, trade unions and urban collectives from Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia and Switzerland, gathering at the 1st International Seminar and 3rd National Seminar on Pesticides, Socio-Environmental Impacts and Human Rights, held from 10 to 13 December in the city of Goiás, Brazil, express the following considerations about the current dominant agro-food system in Latin America and the world:

The impacts of the agro-industial model and the socio-environmental realities of our countries show common threats that require urgent response. Therefore, we consider it necessary to create and strengthen ties of resistance and solidarity for articulated action.

http://www.gwata.com.br/2018/12/27/letter-of-goias-human-rights-are-not-asked-for-on-ones-knees-they-are-required-on-ones-feet/

After a Seminar focusing on Agrochemicals, Socio-enviornmental Impacts, and Human Rights in Goias, Brazil, many NGOS, including IPEN participating organizations came together to make an important statement:

3 de diciembre de 2018. Día Internacional del no uso de plaguicidas. 

Desde RAP-AL reclamamos la prohibición de los plaguicidas comenzando por el glifosato y los Altamente Peligrosos (PAP) /Una vez más desde Red de Acción en Plaguicidas queremos llamar la atención sobre la creciente utilización de plaguicidas y su consecuente efecto en la salud socioambiental.

Paint Labeled “Lead Free” Contained 130,000 ppm Lead

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Guadalajara, México. A new study on lead in architectural decorative paints sold for home use in México released today by Casa Cem and IPEN finds that more than one-fourth of the paints analyzed contained dangerously high total lead content greater than 10,000 parts per million (ppm). The maximum permissible limit on lead in paint in e.g. USA and Canada is 90 ppm—the same threshold recommended by the UN Environment Programme. One yellow paint from the brand, General Paint, contained the highest amount of lead at 200,000 ppm. Moreover, a yellow paint from the brand, Pinturas y Matices, labeled as “lead-free” contained 130,000 ppm lead.

“Exposure to lead even at low levels has irreversible and lifelong impacts to children, especially those aged six years and below—the critical age for brain development,” said Sofia Chávez, General Director of Casa Cem. “We must eliminate this perilous source of lead exposure to young children to protect their intellectual growth and maximize our nation’s future intellectual capacity. This can be done now since safe and effective alternatives to lead are already in use and generally available in México.”

https://asisucede.com.mx/plan-nacional-para-reducir-uso-de-plaguicidas-altamente-peligrosos/#

Es necesario implementar un plan nacional para reducir el uso de Plaguicidas Altamente Peligrosos (PAP) y transitar hacia alternativas agroecológicas, subrayó el director de la Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas en México (RAPAM), Fernando Bejarano González, en la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.

Mientras que en otros países la justicia reclama la prohibición de plaguicidas, en Argentina las autoridades continúan apelando a las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas 

Desde RAPAL reclamamos la prohibición de los plaguicidas comenzando por los Altamente Peligrosos (PAP)

 

Al Sr. Ministro de Agroindustria Luis Etchevehere:

Al Sr. Ministro de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable Sergio Bergman

Al Sr. Ministro de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable Adolfo Rubinstein

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