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The Pesticides on Your Produce Aren't Safe

In 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, an exposé of the long-term health and environmental damage caused by chemical pesticides. Since then, pesticides have been regulated to a greater or lesser degree, and government bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency in the US have been created to oversee implementation. Yet despite this progress, much of what Carson wrote then still applies.

The most notorious pesticides sprayed in the 1960s may no longer be in use, but in many cases they have simply been replaced with others. Although the names and properties have changed, pesticides are still very much with us.

Glyphosate, for example, is one of the…

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 The Pesticides on Your Produce Aren't Safe

The UN has accused the pesticide industry of “systematic denial” of health and environmental harms.

Rotterdam Convention

The objectives of the Convention are to promote shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm and to contribute to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals, by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics.

Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. With this information, people can and do protect themselves and the environment from the potential adverse public health and environmental effects associated with the use and misuse of pesticides.

Compendium on Pesticide Common Names

This Compendium is believed to be the only place where all of the ISO-approved standard names of chemical pesticides are listed. It also includes approved names from national and international bodies for pesticides that do not have ISO names.

National Pesticide Information Center

NPIC fact sheets are designed to answer questions that are commonly asked by the general public about pesticides and pesticide related topics.

Pesticide Action Network

PAN North America, combines science and community-led campaigns to force global phase outs of highly hazardous pesticides. We promote solutions that protect the health of communities and the environment.

Pesticide Action Network UK

We promote healthy food, sustainable agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.

Californians for Pesticide Reform

To improve and protect public health, sustainable agriculture, and environmental quality by building a movement across California that changes statewide pesticide policies and practices.

Drugs for Bugs

The Molecular Expressions Pesticides Collection contains over 50 common pesticides that have been recrystallized and photographed under the microscope. These are presented here to demonstrate the irony between the beautiful patterns generated by crystallized pesticides and the dangerous nature of their mechanism of action.

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. is the international portal for worldwide Biocides Industry. This portal is an active business-to-business website for all Biocide Suppliers and their products like Biocides. We bring companies worldwide together and give them opportunities to increase their international business.

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Pesticides are among the most widely used chemicals in the world, and also among the most dangerous to human health. They are a leading cause of poisonings here in Canada.


Pesticide Links and Quick Finder.

Health and Safety Executive

Over the last 60 years farmers and growers have changed the way they produce food in order to meet the expectations of consumers, supermarkets and Governments. In doing so they have made many changes to the way they farm. This often includes the use of pesticides.

Pharm Solutions

Welcome to the Next Generation of Pesticides, including insecticides, miticides, fungicides and foliar feeders. We say next generation because the enormous ground swell of opinion among gardeners and growers is to move away from toxic chemicals, their exposure, dangers and difficulty of use.


This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic.

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