Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides Newsletter, June 2017
POC Watch: 1,148 Children Worldwide Poisoned By Pesticides In Past 5 Years

PANAP released its findings to mark World Environment Day and to stress how pesticides violate the children’s right to health and a healthy environment. The data, which cover the period 2013 to 2017, are part of the Protect Our Children (POC) Watch, the latest initiative of PANAP to closely monitor and expose such violations to children’s rights.

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News,Videos and Articles: Impact of Pesticides on Children

Pesticides can cause brain damage and organic food is the future, EU report says

Professor Ewa Rembiałkowska, of Warsaw University, said: “There are indications that organic crops have a lower cadmium content than conventional crops due to differences in fertiliser use and soil organic matter, an issue that is highly relevant to human health.

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Aerial mosquito spraying linked to elevated autism rates

Communities exposed to frequent aerial spraying for mosquito control experience elevated rates of autism diagnoses, according to new research. The study identifies the frequent use of synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, which are linked to neurocognitive and behavioral impacts, among other health effects. (Pic source: Pixabay)

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Back to school diet

Having school age children means that our house hold is a revolving door of runny noses and scratchy throats. Eating a nutritious diet and probiotics foods can help limit the number of illness and minimise their duration. As important as limiting exposure to pathogens is, so is supplementing the body with beneficial bacteria. (Pic source: Pixabay)


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Anakpawis, Makabayan file House Bill No. 5678 – Ban Paraquat

Paraquat is a fast-acting, non-selective contact herbicide that causes rapid drying of plant leaves. It is used to control weeds and grasses in more than 100 different crops, including bananas and oil palms. It is used in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, where the work conditions make its use particularly hazardous.

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Bug spray chemicals can persist in homes for a year

Chemicals present in bug- repellent sprays can linger in the dust in our homes for as long as a year, posing a health hazard - especially among children and pets - due to prolonged exposure to pesticides, scientists warn.


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The womb is no protection from toxic chemicals

Toxic exposures are shockingly prevalent. 
Analysis of biomonitoring data from CDC finds dozens of toxic chemicals, pollutants and metals in pregnant women, many of which are also found in cord blood of newborns.


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Urge the state governments to institute pesticide-free buffer zones around schools

Schools are meant to be safe sanctuaries for children to learn and grow but terrifyingly children in Asia are consistently being poisoned in these supposedly safe learning environments.

You can help bring about change by supporting the call for pesticide-free buffer zones around schools.

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Children fight back agrochem giant Geshuri for violating rights.

The Israeli company Geshuri Complex, suspected to manufacture toxic pesticides, is close to universities and schools serving 11,000 Palestinian students.

In an ongoing effort to take collective action in defending their rights, the students of Fatima Al-Zahra’ School have initiated an online petition.They demand the EU ban imports from the Geshuri Complex.

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Editors: Deeppa Ravindran, Coordinator, Pesticide Programme, PANAP (,

Sathesh Raj, Information & Communications Officer, Pesticide Programme, PANAP ( 

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