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AWHHE research reveals pesticide contamination in Armenia

HEAL member, the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) and Czech Arnika Association have found that samples of soil, air, water, cow’s milk, eggs taken from waste dumps and areas near old warehouses formerly used to store expired pesticides contain DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and other concentrations of chemical pesticides, which exceed by several times the marginal permissible amount.

The local news website, Armenia Now, recently reported on the findings. It said: “the concentration of DDT and other stable organic chemicals (which are derived from DDT) in the silt taken from the fish breeding farm, which is about 50 meters from the dilapidated warehouse, are too high.”

Read the article here.

Last updated on 7 March 2012

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