Old Pesticides Pose New Problems for Developing World. (Trade/Commerce)
Brown, Valerie J., Environmental Health Perspectives
For decades, stockpiles of obsolete, expired, and banned pesticides have posed significant health risks to people in developing countries. Now some observers are cautiously optimistic that the problem is beginning to be addressed.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 500,000 tons of obsolete pesticides no longer usable for their intended purpose are scattered throughout developing countries. Africa is the best inventoried continent, and the problem there is severe, but pesticides also threaten health in Latin America, Asia, and the former Soviet republics.
Stockpiled products originate primarily in western Europe, but also come …
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Publication information: Article title: Old Pesticides Pose New Problems for Developing World. (Trade/Commerce). Contributors: Brown, Valerie J. - Author. Journal title: Environmental Health Perspectives. Volume: 109. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 2001. Page number: A578+. © 2006 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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