Monday 30 November 2015

FAO urges nations to cut hazardous pesticides

Developing countries should speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from their markets following the death of 23 children from contaminated food in India, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Tuesday.


Study links pesticides to attention problems

Children whose mothers were exposed to certain types of pesticides while pregnant were more likely to have attention problems as they grew up, US researchers reported. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds to evid


Bahrain fighting insect strike

Bahrain’s health authorities are fielding up to 50 fly complaints a day, compared with 20 normally, said a senior government official. Bahrain has spent BD60,000 ($159,000) had been spent on pesticides so far this year, which was double th


9 chemicals used in farming on banned list

Nine dangerous chemicals used in farming and industry will be added to a list of banned substances whose presence in the environment causes serious health risks, more than 160 governments have agreed. The nine pesticides and industrial che

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