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December 2004: 20th Anniversary of the deadly chemical accident in Bhopal, India

Pesticide use and Asia's collapsing agricultural sector: PANAP Caravan 2000

Pesticides are Poisons: a first-hand report from Asia According to the World Health Statistic Quarterly, a World Health Organisation (WHO) publication, about 25 million workers in developing countries are poisoned every year by pesticides. Of particular concern from pesticide exposure is the potential for long-term disruption to the human endocrine (hormone) system causing development and reproductive abnormalities and diseases. The November 2000 People's Caravan in Asia found many examples of unnecessary and dangerous use of pesticides.

people's caravan 2000