Waste Pesticides – PAN UK

21 Feb

Via Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

50,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides are stockpiled throughout Africa, many in rotting, rusting containers or bags that were stored or discarded up to 40 years ago. Tens of thousands of tonnes of soils have also been contaminated by toxic chemicals, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) banned internationally by the Stockholm POPs Convention. As these chemicals spill and leach from their containers, they threaten rural and urban populations and contribute to land, air and water degradation, affecting some of the poorest communities across the continent.
Via www.pan-uk.org

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