Illegal Pesticide Trade in the Mekong Countries: Case Studies from Cambodia and Lao PDR


The two studies here – “Illegal pesticides in Cambodia” (2011) and “Illegal pesticide trade in Mekong countries: Case of Lao PDR” ( 2011 to 2013) focus on problems of pesticide regulation, trade in banned and illegal pesticides, use of inappropriate labels on products, health and environmental effects of these pesticides, etc. The studies share several broad similarities, which are also common to many other developing countries in South-East Asia. They were conducted in two areas in Cambodia, bordering Vietnam and Thailand, and three areas in Lao PDR, bordering Thailand, Myanmar, China and Vietnam from 2011 to 2013.

Date Published:
December 18, 2013

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Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides


This book pieces together just some of the research showing how children are being born pre-polluted, affected by pesticides in the home, in their food, in the rural environment, even in schools — and not forgetting those hundreds of thousands of children born into poverty that are forced to work with pesticides in order for their families to survive. It examines evidence that children thus exposed face significant risks of birth defects, childhood cancer, Autism Spectrum Disorders, neuro developmental delays, asthma, middle ear infections, and other diseases. It also examines some of the mounting evidence that child exposures to pesticides may be a factor contributing to the explosion of adult diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, other metabolic diseases, and cardiovascular problems, as well as cancer, neurological diseases and immune disorders.

Date Published:
December 2, 2013

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