Three private companies had challenged the government decision banning the sale of the 20 insecticides, which had been found harmful for humans and animals

Deaths of farmers and farm labourers caused by pesticide poisoning in Maharashtra might have grabbed public attention outside the state only last year after the Yavatmal incidents but the danger ha

Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids, Europe’s food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, confirming previous concerns that prompted an EU-w

A Bill to regulate the import, manufacture, export, storage, sale, transport, distribution, quality and use of pesticides with a view to— control pests; ensure availability of quality pesticides; allow its use only after assessing its efficacy and safety; minimize the contamination of agricultural commodities by pesticide residues; create awar

A gap in emission inventories of urban volatile organic compound (VOC) sources, which contribute to regional ozone and aerosol burdens, has increased as transportation emissions in the United States and Europe have declined rapidly. A detailed mass balance demonstrates that the use of volatile chemical products (VCPs)—including pesticides, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, cleaning agents, and personal care products—now constitutes half of fossil fuel VOC emissions in industrialized cities. Inc will pay a $1.2 million (852,999.72 pounds) penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of U.S.

New report shows how industry managed to sweep harmful effects of pesticides and genetic engineering under the carpet. Eleven out of 12 EU pesticide and GMO risk assessment methods studied were developed or promoted by industry, a new report from Pesticide Action Network (PAN) shows.

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide— three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and 15 times more than from all wars and other forms of violence. In the most severely affected countries, pollution-related disease is responsible for more than one death in four.

Nagpur: Ill-effects of using products that generate toxic waste and pollution of Nag River were the main topics taken up at the two-day workshop on 'Toxin-free lifestyle' organized by the Jeevit Na

This is an addendum to the WHO publication “The Public Health Impact of Chemicals: Knowns and Unknowns” (WHO, 2016) and presents an update of the main data tables and figures for the year 2016.