Poisoning our future: children and pesticides

Poisoning our future: children and pesticides

Government institutions overlook negative impact of highly hazardous pesticides on children's health despite the availability of safer alternatives to pesticides says this new book by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP). It brings together research from across the world and includes India.

Government institutions overlook negative impact of highly hazardous pesticides on children's health according to new book. Calls for the application of the precautionary approach to protect health and the environment during No Pesticide Use Week. Toxic chemicals such as pesticides pollute our surroundings - from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe in our homes, farms, communities, at schools and work and even our own bodies. Children are exposed to these pesticides and are very much vulnerable to the negative health effects of these harmful chemicals. Yet, governments and industry overlook these impacts on children's health despite the availability of safer alternatives to pesticides. These are all discussed in the book "Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides" that Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) is launching during No Pesticide Use Week starting 3 December.

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