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Protect Our Children from Toxic Pesticides Newsletter December 2016 

News,Video's and Articles: Impact of Pesticides on Children
In Solidarity Against DAPL To Protect Water & Children

These toxic pesticides found do not only contaminate the water sources but put humans in contact at severe health risks, particularly leaving deadly long-lasting impacts on vulnerable young children.In Cameron Highlands, schools are also dangerously close to farms that have records of highly hazardous pesticide use. All the schools below are in Cameron highlands and are within 2km reach of farms.

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Indian tea workers' conditions remain very poor

New BBC report :- Plantation owners in India are obliged by law to provide and maintain adequate houses and sanitary toilets for workers, yet we found a shocking disregard for health and safety, with workers spraying chemicals without protection, and on some estates, children working alongside adults.

 

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Toxic chemicals trigger cancer in children: Green activists

 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Among the 260 pesticides in use in India, 56 are carcinogenic and banned in other countries. Of them, 20 clearly harm children causing leukemia or blood cancer, yet it escapes from the Indian government list of banned pesticides.

 

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Before the Holiday Feast: New Data on Pesticides in Food Raises Safety Questions

As American gather their families to share a Thanksgiving meal this week, new government data offers a potentially unappetizing assessment of the U.S. food supply: Residues of many types of insecticides, fungicides and weed killing chemicals have been found in roughly 85 percent of thousands of foods tested

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Stories From The Field: Women Working Towards A Non-Toxic Environment

The book contains 25 stories of 25 women farmers from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and China. The booklet highlights how women farmers were influenced by the work of dedicated organizations and how various activities and support resulted in mobilization of communities to start working for improved livelihoods, through reduction of pesticides use and shift to agroecology.

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Take Action
Urge the state governments to institute pesticide-free buffer zones around schools

Schools are meant to be safe sanctuaries for children to learn and grow but terrifyingly children in Asia are consistently being poisoned in these supposedly safe learning environments. In two days our partners across Asia and the Pacific are gearing up towards demanding local authorities to set up a 1 km or more buffer zones around their schools. You help bring about change by supporting them too

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

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