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A Toxics-Free Future



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).


► A United Nations-backed coalition has voted to phase out the controversial pesticide endosulfan. The ban was agreed to in Geneva last week at a gathering of the Stockholm Convention, a treaty regulating persistent organic pollutants. Endosulfan is already banned or is being phased out in more than 80 countries, and environmental groups have long pushed for strict global standards on the pesticide, which is a known endocrine disruptor.

In April 2011, IPEN called upon the fifth Stockholm Convention Conference of the Parties (COP5) to "Keep the Promise", with a series of recommendations. Among these were listing endosulfan in Annex A of the convention, tightening up oversight of DDT use and regulation, and to create evaluation processes for bromodiphenyl ethers, PFOS and related compounds, and notification forms. We also called upon members to consider elimination of brominate diphenyl ethers from the waste stream, as well as risk reduction from PFOS, its salts, and PFOSF.

Pesticides Action Network (PAN) with IPEN Working Group

October 2008

Summary of endosulfan issues and its use the Sahel countries of West Africa.

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and IPEN

September 2010

This document provides a brief overview of endosulfan, its global use, and its alternatives.

Group of Action for the Promotion and Protection of the Flora and Fauna (GAPROFFA) report for the IPEN POPs Pesticides Working Group:
"Producers perceptions on the risks related to the use of endosulfan in Benin and Togo"

August 2010

This document provides a review of the literature and legal framework for endosulfan in Benin and Togo. It then presents the results of its study of the Oti region of Togo and the Kandi region of Benin.

Does Endosulfan have an alternative? Non Pesticidal Management - A large-scale success story from Andhra Pradesh, India

May 2009

Pat Costner, IPEN Science Advisor for Thanal, IPEN Pesticide Working Group

Endosulfan in West Africa: Adverse Effects, its Banning, and Alternatives

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) / International, IPEN POPs Pesticides Working Group

April 2009

This document summarizes the issues with and alternatives to using endosulfan in West Africa.

This booklet is a summary of the report entitled El Endosulfán y sus Alternativas en América Latina I y II (Endosulfan and its Alternatives in Latin America I and II), written by members of the Action Network on Pesticides and their Alternatives in Latin America (Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas en América Latina—RAP-AL).