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Pesticide regulations for developing countries

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What impact would you like to have on the world?
Pesticide/ chemical reductions and regulations for Iran, ON, Canada and developing countries
Upcoming Events
After more than 20 years of activity and more than 35 years of scientific activity I will be introducing my official NGO.
What clubs, groups, orgs are you involved with
SETAC Laurentian (local SETAC), SETAC North America, Ontari nature, Iranian Society of Toxicology, many agri- environmental groups...
About Me: Describe what you are doing in the areas of Peace,Environment, Health, Empowerment
Bridging the gap between South and North for pesticide/ chemical regulations and research
The situation of pesticide and chemical market, advertising, transportation and distribution, labeling, worker protection and in general regulatory activities in developing countries is very bad and need immediate support from international scientific community and also from international regulatory agencies to prevent more misuse. Due to the lack of regulatory bodies and enforcement in these countries and specially lack of proper labeling and distribution and finally lack of knowledge in final consumer many cases of suicide using pesticides happens every year in each of these countries. Pesticides are sold in food stores and sometimes in open containers with no labels. Reading the labels before use rarely happens due to lack of ability for reading. In most of these developing countries there is absolutely no enforcement power (if there is a written regulations at all) and licensing procedure for agricultural worker protection and these workers do their spraying with any type of equipment that they can find with no protecting clothing.
More exposure of people to a wide variety of pesticides/ chemicals in developing countries compared to developed World.
Due to the diverse numbers of pesticides/ chemicals which are imported/ produced in developing countries and used without regulations and enforcement, now people in these countries are more exposed to these chemicals as compared to people in developed World. Many factors helped for this higher exposure, among them less knowledge and information about these dangerous compounds. The situation in these countries is quiet different than developed nations. In many of these developing countries there are no NGOs and community workers to make the people aware about their exposure to pesticides/ chemicals and consequences. Now in developed nations there are so many NGOs and local community workers which stand against these dangerous compounds and do not let the corporations follow only their profits. They fight for the right of people and especially for children and other more vulnerable groups. In developing countries now people and in particular children are open exposed to these wide range of pesticides/ chemicals not only through consumption of food but also through all their daily life and there are no alerting NGOs and agencies to protect them. During the past decade every year there were more than 25 million acute poisoning with only pesticides in agricultural workers of developing countries. The problem shows itself more clear when we realize that more pesticides are used in developed nations with too much lower numbers of acute poisonings. Now in many Asian countries there is daily increase of exposure to polluted rice (different heavy metals) and to polluted fish (Hg, PCBs and other pollutants) and people have no other option because of hunger and ever increasing population. According to latest scientific documentations in pregnant mothers most of these dangerous compounds pass through placenta to the baby and are detected in the body of many newborn babies and female workers in rural areas are more exposed.
Best regards,
Ahmad Mahdavi, PhD, environmental toxicologist, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

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At 7:08pm on December 16, 2010, Ron Wilson said…

Greetings from our lord christ.I am Ron from Ghana.I am the head of the foundation here on the buduburam refugee camp in Ghana.the foundation is here to help traumatised kids and orphans who loosed their hope and everything in war.The foundation provides food, school,biblical teachings and health assistance for these kids.It is always a priviledge to meet likeminded people like you.hope to be friends. this is the link to our webpage. www.ourchildren-ourfuture.piczo.com
May God bless you
Ron

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