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UN warns on impacts of pesticides on children working in agriculture

Sector activities are among the three most dangerous for any person in terms of fatal accidents at work or not

 
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The World Organization of United Nations (UN) this week issued a warning about the risks posed by pesticides to children working on farms. Second body, about 68 million work in agriculture. Sector activities are among the three most dangerous for any person in terms of fatal accidents at work or not. And for children, the risks are even greater.

The expert on children working in agriculture in the International Labour Organization (ILO), Paola End, said that children have a lower tolerance to toxic substances, since they breathe, eat and drink in proportion to body weight.

Paola Complete warned that exposure to hazardous chemicals and pesticides may affect neurological and physical development of children, who have less awareness about risk situations.

Contamination can occur when the children spray the crops, or even indirectly when mothers work in the fields carrying their babies on their backs.

The Rotterdam Convention, established in 1998, entered into force six years later. The goal is to establish a right to know and protect human health and environmental risks from exposure to pesticides and harmful chemicals.

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Source: Isaude.net
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