The dirty dozen: 12 pesticides that are banned elsewhere but still used in Australia
Australia still uses dozens of chemicals that are banned in other countries - including the UK and US - because they are toxic to humans, animals or the environmentAustralian food is grown with dangerous chemicals banned in other countriesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastAustralia continues to allow the use of pesticides that have been banned by the European Union - and in some cases the United States - because they are harmful to human health or cause significant environmental damage. This includes the highly poisonous chemical paraquat, which has been linked to Parkinson's disease, and the common herbicide atrazine, which interferes with reproduction and may cause cancer.Here are 12 of the most toxic pesticides still being used on Australian food crops and animals. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2022/sep/27/12-pesticides-banned-elsewhere-but-still-used-legal-in-australia-what-is-paraquat-atrazine-fiprinol-pesticide-chemicals-food-crops-animals
Zdroj: The Guardian
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