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Pesticide Hazard: A Global Health and Environmental Audit

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856492027
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/1993
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Background to pesticide hazards
International regulation for pesticides
Controls on pesticide trade
About The Pesticide Hazard
Pt. I The Issues at Stake
2 Trading in Hazard 11
The global pesticide market
Pesticide trade and the FAO Code of Conduct
Exporters' responsibilities
European exports
Production moving to the Third World
Trade liberalisation and the free market
3 Health and Safety 38
The numbers game
Agricultural labourers face highest risk
Poor countries/poor statistics
Chronic exposure - a chronic problem
Records over-emphasise suicides
Aerial spraying - a blanket hazard
Storage and disposal - limitations
Food contamination
Pesticide poisoning - can doctors diagnose?
Labelling - not an antidote
4 Dare We Spray? Environment and Alternatives 64
Pesticides in the environment
Insect resistance
Water pollution
Destruction od non-target animals
Localised pollution
Aerial spraying
Pt. II Country Reports
5 Brazil 81
6 Costa Rica 97
7 Ecuador 110
8 Paraguay 117
9 Venezuela 132
10 Egypt 141
11 South Africa 148
12 India 159
13 Malaysia 173
14 Conclusion 182
Annex 1. Product Stewardship 189
Questionnaire to agrochemical corporations
Summary of company responses
Table: Summary of corporate product stewardship
Annex 2. Producers of PIC Pesticides Still Available 213
Annex 3. Producers of potential PIC pesticides 215
Abbreviations 218
Glossary 219
Index 222
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