Agrochemicals, health and environment: directory of resources


Guidance

Guidance on prevention/reduction of health impacts

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    Codex Alimentarius: standards for pesticide and veterinary drug residues in food. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    http://faostat.fao.org/faostat/collections?subset=FoodQuality
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    Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs). Internationally accepted reviews of human health and environmental effects of chemicals or combinations of chemicals. Hazard and dose-response of exposure; examples of exposure estimation and risk characterizations for application at the national or local level. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/
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    Environmental Health Criteria (EHC). International, critical reviews of chemical effects on human health and the environment. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/ehc/en/
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    Fait A et al. Preventing health risks from the use of pesticides in agriculture. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2001 (Protecting Workers' Health Series, No.1, WHO/SDE/OEH/01.8).
    http://whqlibdoc.who.int/pwh/2001/9241590998.pdf
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    Guidelines for predicting dietary intake of pesticide residues (revised). Geneva, World Health Organization, 1997 (WHO/FSF/FOS/97.7).
    http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/chem/en/pesticide_en.pdf
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    Guidelines on the prevention of toxic exposures: education and public awareness activities. UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and World Health Organization, 2004.
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/features/en/prevention_guidelines.pdf
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    Health and Safety Guides (HSG). Information in non-technical language, for decision-makers about risks from exposure to chemicals; practical advice on medical and administrative issues. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/hsg/en/
    http://www.inchem.org/pages/hsg.html
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    IPCS INCHEM. Network of rapid access to internationally peer reviewed information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may occur as contaminants in the environment and food. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario.
    http://www.inchem.org/
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    International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). The WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard. Classification of the more- and the less-hazardous forms of selected pesticides based on acute risk to human health. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2005.
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/pesticides_hazard/en/
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    Pesticide Safety Data Sheets (PDS). Basic information on toxicology and safe use of pesticides prepared by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/pds/en/
    http://www.inchem.org/pages/pds.html

Guidance for environmental management

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    Acutely toxic pesticides: initial input on extent of problem and guidance for risk management. Discussion document. Forum IV. Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety, Bangkok, Thailand, 1–7 November 2003. Agenda item no. 8.
    http://www.who.int/ifcs/Forums/ForumIV/Meet_docs.htm [available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish].
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    Assessing soil contamination: a reference manual. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000 (FAO Pesticide Disposal Series 8).
    http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X2570E/X2570E00.HTM
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    Developing and sustaining an integrated national programme for sound chemicals management: guidance document. Geneva, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 2004.
    http://www.unitar.org/cwm/publications/current/inp/inp_gd_2004-05_(13_may2004_red_r1).pdf
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    Disposal of obsolete pesticides. Pest Management Notes No. 3. A briefing for the IPM in Developing Countries Project of the European Commission, London, Pesticide Action Network UK, 1998.
    http://www.pan-uk.org/Internat/IPMinDC/pmn3.pdf
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    Global IPM Facility. Links to resources for farmer field schools, training, capacity building, and community-based activity related to integrated pest management; as well as to information on pesticides and related databases. Based in Rome and sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Environment Programme/World Bank.
    http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPP/IPM/gipmf/index.htm
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    Integrated pest management. Control of pesticides and IPM in developing countries. Series of briefings developed for the European Commission Development Directorate to guide policies in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and to assist in developing a policy in relation to pesticides and IPM in the EC.
    http://www.pan-uk.org/Internat/IPMinDC/ipmindex.htm
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    Mörner J, Bos R, Fredrix M. Reducing and eliminating the use of persistent organic pesticides: guidance on alternative strategies for sustainable pest and vector management. Geneva, Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals, 2002.
    http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2002/a76620.pdf
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    Persistent organic pollutants (POPs): information on POPs alternatives and approaches to replace and/or reduce the releases of POPs chemicals. Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Chemicals Programme.
    http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/infaltapp.htm
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    Pesticide management guidelines. Link includes: pesticide specifications and quality control standards; pesticide residues in food and the environment; and guidelines developed in support of the FAO code of conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    http://www.fao.org/AG/AGP/AGPP/Pesticid/
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    Pesticide procurement. Pest Management Notes No. 7. A briefing for the IPM in Developing Countries Project of the European Commission. London, Pesticide Action Network UK, 1998.
    http://www.pan-uk.org/Internat/IPMinDC/pmn7.pdf
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    Prevention and disposal of obsolete pesticides. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/AGRICULT/AGP/AGPP/Pesticid/Disposal/index_en.htm
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    Rice IPM. Guidance and information on integrated pest management (IPM) in rice. Manila, International Rice Research Institute/Australia, University of Queensland.
    http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/riceIPM/default.htm#Bibliography.htm
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    Searching for synergies: linking waste management to an integrated national programme for sound chemicals management: guidance note. Geneva, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 2004.
    http://www.unitar.org/cwm/publications/current/inp/waste_CD_(13_may2004)_green.pdf
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    Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) . Guidance relating to identification and management of chemicals covered by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
    http://www.pops.int/documents/guidance/
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