The PAN book was written to address the concerns of policy makers around the world who are faced with the need to replace the use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) with safer and sustainable alternatives.

Government institutions overlook negative impact of highly hazardous pesticides on children's health despite the availability of safer alternatives to pesticides says this new book by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP). It brings together research from across the world and includes India.

The organochlorine insecticide endosulfan is currently taking centre stage, alongside its cousin DDT, in global efforts to eliminate some of the worst pesticides. But whilst the use of DDT is now largely confined to vector control in Africa, endosulfan is still used on many crops in many countries