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Six steps to pesticide reduction: A HEAL toolkit for communities and individuals wishing to reduce local pesticide use

Six steps to pesticide reduction Pesticides are chemicals designed to be toxic, and in many cases their toxic nature can be harmful to our health and the environment.

Mounting scientific evidence of the harm to human health and the environment from current pesticide use prompted the European Union (EU) to introduce a package of new laws to reduce our pesticide dependency. However, many Governments are being slow about carrying out the laws.

The toolkit is aimed at community groups and individuals wishing to reduce pesticide use in their communities and local areas. HEAL has drawn on experience of international pesticides and health campaigns to create a 6 step guide packed full of examples and model campaign materials.

Two versions exist, one without extra resources, and one with them.

Last updated on 2 July 2011

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