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Negative Effect of Pesticides

Pesticide and Health UK Parliament Post

Abstract: Pesticides are highly regulated products that control pests, weeds and diseases. They help ensure food supply, safety and affordability. • People can be exposed to pesticides in different ways, including through direct or indirect routes. • Direct exposure comes from professional use of pesticides (often leading to the highest exposure levels) or from domestic use. • Indirect exposure occurs at lower doses through the environment, food and drink. • Evidence has not established true causal links between low-level, long term pesticide exposure and health impacts, but concerns from some stakeholders remain.

Author/s & Publications: Nicole Kennard and Cristiana Vagnoni (2021). Download/Link:

Pesticides Destroy Our World

Abstract: Nine modules will address various aspects of concern: Warning! Pesticides are a Danger to your Health Breaking the Silence: Pesticides in Plantations Profiting from Poisons: The Pesticides Industry Drop Pesticides! Build a Sustainable World Pesticides Destroy our World Women and Pesticides Keeping Watch: Pesticides Laws How to say NO! to Pesticides: Community Organising Seeking out the Poisons: A Guide to Community Monitoring.

Author/s & Publications: Michael di Bartolomeis, Revathi Ramachandran and Sarojeni V. Rengam (2001). Download/Link:

Why India continues to use lethal pesticides Health Impacts: Pesticides?

Abstract: One more evil has reared its ugly head in Maharashtra’s arid Vidarbha region, which has so far been infamous for farmer suicides. Some 35 farmers in the region have died of pesticide poisoning in last four months. Most of them were working in cotton and soybean fields and had inadvertently inhaled pesticides while spraying on crops.

Author/s & Publications: Sonam Taneja, 2017. Download/Link:

Exposure to highly hazardous pesticides: A major public health concern (2019 revision)

Abstract: Highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) may have acute or chronic toxic effects, posing particular risk to children, and are recognized as an issue of global concern. Their widespread use has caused health problems and fatalities in many parts of the world, often as a result of occupational exposure and accidental or intentional poisonings. Environmental contamination can also result in human exposure through consumption of residues of pesticides in food as well as possibly drinking-water. Although developed countries have sophisticated systems already in place to register pesticides and control their trade and use, this is not always the case elsewhere.

Author/s & Publications: WHO. Download/Link:

Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle (by Pesticide Action Network)

Abstract: Pesticides, which are widely used in agriculture, contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions and make our agricultural systems more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In addition to their greenhouse gas emissions, pesticides also have a number of other negative environmental impacts, including water pollution, soil degradation, and the loss of biodiversity. Despite these concerns, the reduction of synthetic pesticide use has been omitted from many climate change solutions. In fact, some industrial agriculture interests have even presented synthetic pesticide use as a climate change mitigation strategy. This is a dangerous and misguided approach. Pesticides are not a solution to climate change, and they are actually making the problem worse. We need to reduce our reliance on synthetic pesticides and switch to more sustainable agricultural practices if we want to address the climate crisis.

Author/s & Publications: WHO. Download/Link:

Roundup and Glyphosate

Abstract: Studies indicate a potential connection between the widely-used Roundup weed killer, containing glyphosate, and cancer. While the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, determined that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asserts that additional evidence is required to establish a definitive link.

Author/s & Publications: Consumer Download/Link:


Abstract: Glyphosate serves as the primary component in Roundup, a widely recognized brand of herbicides. Studies indicate a potential association between extended and elevated exposure to glyphosate and an amplified likelihood of specific cancers. Roundup has become a focal point for numerous lawsuits, with many cases still in progress.

Author/s & Publications: Consumer Download/Link:

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