Improving availability of information about human exposures to pesticides

Despite their benefits, pesticides can, in some circumstances, also cause harm to health and the environment.

International conventions, such as the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent, provide a means for countries to protect their populations from exposure to toxic pesticides.

Successful implementation of these conventions requires information about the incidence and circumstances of pesticide exposures, and about the health impact.

In many countries such information is still lacking.

IPCS International Project on the Epidemiology of Human Pesticide Exposures

Aims:

Tools for data collection:

Tools for processing product data:

Pesticides Databank on CD-ROM and Internet (in development):

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