Insecticides for public health

Tren, Richard
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/31/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 7, p784
Academic Journal
In this article discusses the new European Union (EU) legislation to regulate the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used in agriculture, which was approved in January 2009 and will come into effect in 2010. He comments that the law would allow for some risk analysis, despite great uncertainty about how it will be carried out. He also comments that the law allows banning of products found to be endocrine disruptors, yet provides no accepted definition of endocrine disruption.


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