Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides Newsletter, June 2016

Kids on the Frontline reflects a rigorous assessment of dozens of independent studies documenting links between pesticide exposure and children’s health harms. It builds on PANNA's extensive  2012 report, A Generation in Jeopardy.

The science is clear: our food system’s continued reliance on pesticides is harming the health of children in rural communities and beyond

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

Pesticide in litchi kills kids, again

(Bangladesh) 11 die between May 30 and June 20 after consuming toxic litchis. Swapan, a six-year-old kid, woke up restless at midnight and wanted to drink some water. After drinking water, his eyes dilated and he could hardly speak. Then he fainted. 

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Aerial spraying to kill mosquitoes linked to 25% increase in autism, finds shock study by American Academy of Pediatrics

Aeriel spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes, may be linked to an increase in autism spectrum disorder and development delays in children, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies on Saturday. 

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Increasing number of deaths due to glyphosate

The pesticide glyphosate is used worldwide, also on soybean and cotton plantations in Argentina. It's causing more cases of cancer, miscarriage and deformation there, says pediatrician Ávila Vázquez.

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Alarming levels of pesticides found in Danish children and mothers

It is alarming that we have such a high concentration of pesticides in Denmark,” Philippe Grandjean, a professor of environmental medicine and head of research at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), told Altinget. “I fear that it will hurt the intelligence of the next generation.”

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Agroecology multiversity launched: “It’s a school, community and movement rolled into one”

Penang-based regional advocacy group PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) officially launched the IPAM today to also mark the World Environment Day.

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TAKE ACTION 

A Child’s Cry: Stop Poisoning Palestine’s Schools

Elementary students at Fatima Al-Zahra’ school are falling ill with respiratory diseases, poisoned with toxic chemicals from Israel’s pesticide factories located nearby. But now we have a unique opportunity to get the European Union to act, shut this dirty factory, and save our children.

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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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