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Cut back on Pesticides for healthier lives

Cut back on Pesticides for healthier lives This briefing explains our concerns and outlines policy proposals to improve this alarming situation by tackling the following issues:

  • Why current risk assessment does not protect health?
  • Why are foetuses, infants and children more vulnerable?
  • What does new research show?
  • Pesticide exposure in the womb: a lethal legacy
  • Do we have reasons to be concerned about the level of contamination?
  • Implications of the new scientific understanding of health effects of pesticides
  • Conclusions and policy recommendations

Also find below an awareness raising poster related to the report.

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Cut back on Pesticides for healthier lives - Poster

Last updated on 26 March 2012

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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. HEAL works to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. Read more »


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