News about pesticide suicides
UN Scientific Committee recommends to list phorate and three other chemicals in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention
With the goal to protect human health and environment, the UN Rotterdam Convention’s Chemicals Review Committee recommended listing acetochlor, phorate, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and hexabromocyclododecane in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
Both State and Central government do not have the evidence with which to make informed policy decisions. Such systems need to be put in place along with the ongoing review of bans for the highly hazardous pesticides still in use.
Prosecution and the imposition of custodial and financial penalties on those with suicidal behaviours constitutes an affront to human dignity.
"The heavy use of hazardous chemicals in the long run will ultimately lead to a rise in related ailments and definitely have a strong impact on the economy," A pair of national reform committees on health and society have come down in favor of a total ban on the farm chemicals, paraquat, glyphosa
Pesticide self-poisoning is the second most common method of suicide in Nepal. Globally, out of 800,000 individuals who die from suicide each year, about 15-20 per cent die from pesticide self-poisoning.