Stop Paraquat
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The campaign “Stop Paraquat”, conducted by non-governmental organisations, trade unions, and scientists around the world, calls to end the production and ban the use of the highly toxic and harmful herbicide.

The critics’ main target is the agri-concern and leading distributor of
paraquat, Syngenta. The company markets the herbicide in over 100 countries, usually under the brand name ‘Gramoxone’. Paraquat is regularly used on banana, coffee, palm oil, rubber, fruit, or pineapple plantations. Growers large and small use it copiously on their maize and rice fields.
Many workers and farmers exposed to paraquat on a regular basis have serious health problems, and deaths caused by the high toxicity of the herbicide, which has no antidote, are not infrequent.

This website contains important information concerning the campaign (links on the right side), as well as many facts about the use of paraquat and various studies on the health problems associated with it (links on the left side).

As an introduction to the subject we recommend the following studies and reports:
  «Paraquat: unacceptable health risks for users.» A report written by Richard Isenring and Lars Neumeister for the Berne Declaration, Pesticide Action Network UK and the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific, April 2011.
  «Paraquat - Syngenta's controversial herbicide» A report written by John Madeley for the Berne Declaration, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Pesticide Action Network UK, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific, Foro Emaús, April 2002.
  "Paraquat in developing countries". A report written by Catherina Wesseling et al, 2001.
  «The perils of paraquat. Sales targeted at developing countries.» (By Barbara Dinham (PAN UK), June 2003)
News:
10.05.13   Guatemala and India block listing of toxic paraquat formulation in the ...
09.12.11   Legal Opinion: Syngenta ignores Human Rights 
09.12.11   Fifty Years of Paraquat: We mourn the countless pesticide victims 
01.04.11   Paraquat: Unacceptable health risks for users 
13.12.10   Syngenta Herbicide found to be major cause of poisoning in West Africa ...

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