Pesticides and our health: a growing concern
A review of scientific literature shows clear evidence that exposure to certain pesticides, currently allowed in European fields, is associated with different forms of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and diseases of the newborn. This is the conclusion of a new report published by Greenpeace, Pesticides and our Health - A Growing Concern. The report is being published after the recent WHO decision to re-classify Glyphosate, the most widespread herbicide worldwide, as a probable human carcinogen, after this chemical has been in use for many decades. Greenpeace calls for an urgent phase-out of synthetic-chemical pesticides and a shift towards ecological farming.