Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides Newsletter Oct/Nov 2016 

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News,Video's and Articles: Impact of Pesticides on Children

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On Nov 20th, International Children Day. 11 organizations from 6 countries are demanding that their local authorities institute a 2 km buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides !

 We would like to urge you to be part of this campaign, please kindly send us your plans to Norah Chen (norahchen@panap.net) and Deeppa Ravindran (deeppa.ravindran@panap.net)  by Nov 2, 2016.

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A Pesticide Free Buffer Zone Needed In Po Ampil Primary School, Takeo Province, Cambodia

Over the years, school children have been poisoned by pesticides. In 2014, teachers from Po Ampil School approached Keam Makarady of CEDAC to conduct awareness workshops for children, and teachers. Teachers were concerned about dangers of pesticides after attending the No Pesticide Use Week event organized by CEDAC.

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Karin Wanless: Pesticide school buffer zones woefully inadequate

As a teacher, I’m a failure. Sure, as a kinder and first-grade reading intervention teacher, I can work magic in getting the lowest readers to learn to read. But my primary function: to keep kids safe? An absolute, miserable failure. You see, the two schools I work at are quite literally surrounded by conventional strawberry fields. Unfortunately, along with these fields come health-harming pesticides, which linger and drift into the air that my students learn and play in.

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Coalition seeks pesticide buffer zone increase

Angel Garcia says he wants the quarter-mile pesticide buffer zone around public schools and daycares to be wider.Garcia, a community organizer for El Quinto Sol de America, says the buffer, which seeks to protect students, school staff and children in daycare and preschools from the dangers of agricultural pesticides to be at least one-mile wide.

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Story of Zee the Bee

Date: 20.11.2016

Venue: Real Food, Straits Quay, Penang 

Time: 5pm to 5.30 pm

This illustrated book was released to help raise awareness about the impacts of harmful pesticides on children both at the national and regional level. We believe that children have a right to enjoy a chemical/pesticide free environment.

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Join PAN International's call to ban HHPs!

 

Decades of experience has shown that, despite numerous “safe use” programmes, the safe use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) is not possible. Petition calls on governments and corporations to take concrete steps towards a phase-out and ban of HHPs, to be replaced with safe, sustainable and ecological alternative methods of pest control.

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Editor: Deeppa Ravindran, PANAP's Pesticide Programme Coordinator deeppa.ravindran@panap.net 

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