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Document ID (ISN)108048
CIS number 08-658
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Documento de trabajo n° 5
Title In favour of banning the "dirty dozen". Saying no to the most harmful pesticides
Original title Por la prohibición de la "docena sucia": No a los plaguicidas más nocivos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto laboral andino (ILA), Av. Paseo de la Republica 3832, Oficina 502, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru, 2006. 40p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.ila.org.pe/publicaciones/docs/doc_05.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This document consists of a plea for banning the "dirty dozen" organic compounds which are very difficult to eliminate (POP) and which are also highly-toxic pesticides. In this perspective, a survey was carried out among the Bolivian, Columbian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian sections of the Andean Consultative Council on Labour Issues (CCLA) on their perceptions with respect to impairments to health and the environment from these products in the respective countries. Findings are presented and discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Peru; prohibition of use; harmful substances; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) parathion; chlordimeform; pesticide poisoning; Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; toxaphene; DDT; pentachlorophenol; aldrin; dieldrin; chlordane; trichlorophenoxyacetic acid; lindane; paraquat; Nemagon; role of workers' organizations; dibromoethane; toxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePeru
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Safety supervision