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Document ID (ISN)103271
CIS number 04-399
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title Childhood pesticide poisoning - Information for advocacy and action
Bibliographic information United Nations Environment Programme, 11-13 chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland, May 2004. 37p. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Pesticide poisoning is a serious health problem that disproportionately affects infants and children. Pesticides can be harmful when improperly used or stored, key risks being cancer, birth defects, damage to the nervous system and disruptions to the functioning of the endocrine system. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information on the effects of pesticide exposure on women and children and to propose appropriate preventive actions. Contents: texts of relevant international agreements; current knowledge concerning the risk of pesticide poisoning among children; what can be done to prevent pesticide poisoning among children at the local, regional, national and international levels; activities of international organizations.
Descriptors (primary) pesticide poisoning; children; UNEP; international agreements; teratogenic effects; role of government; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; national organization; routes of entry; WHO; UN organizations; directive; cancer; health hazards; women; expectant mothers; endocrine effects; FAO
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFAO; UNEP; WHO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures