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What is a Pesticide Regulation Indicator?

What is Pesticide Regulation? Also known as Persistent Organic Pollutants or POPS, the so-called 'Dirty Dozen' are 12 highly 'Dirty Dozen' toxic chemicals. They are used in agriculture, Pesticide Regulation is a measure of whether countries allow, restrict, or ban the 'Dirty Dozen' Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) under the Stockholm Convention. The Pesticides industry, and some household products such as pesticides, solvents, and even pharmaceuticals. The Stockholm Convention The Stockholm Convention is an international treaty to protect human health and the environment from these toxic chemicals. Regulation of POPS can occur within or outside the framework of the Stockholm Convention. Signatories 152 Parties 179 Non-ratifying States Non-eligible States Ratifying States Non-ratifying states include Iraq, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, and the United States. How do we SIGNED RATIFIED know? 3 SIGNED RATIFIED The Scorecard Countries are awarded points depending on whether they have signed and/or ratified the Stockholm Convention, as well as whether or not they allow, restrict, or ban the 'dirty dozen' POPS regulated. SIGNED RATIFIED 25 Maximum Points Awarded SIGNED RATIFIED BAN A POP DIELDRIN Pesticide widely used on corn and cotton. RESTRICT A POP ALLOW A POP ENDRIN Pesticide used to control insects, rodents, and birds. Why does HEPTACHLOR Insecticide used in household and agriculture uses. The 'Dirty Dozen' POPS it matter? HEXACHLOROBENZENE Pesticide and fungicide used on seeds, also an industrial byproduct. Ecosystem & Human Health MIREX Insecticide and flame retardant. These toxic chemicals impact both ecosystem and human health. In the environment they kill beneficial insects, pollinators, and fauna. For humans, exposure to these pesticides have been linked to severe headaches, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, hand tremors, and other neurological symptoms. Furthermore, many of the pesticides included in this index are endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. TOXAPHENE Insecticide used primarily on cotton. Damage to Ecosystem Pollinators & Fauna Animal Organisms & Beneficial Insects Species Damage to Human Health Hand tremors & Neurological damage Fatigue & Insomnia Endocrine Headaches & Dizziness failure & Carcinogen exposure Bioaccumulation POPS accumulate in the environment and remain intact for long periods of time. Therefore, they are capable of long-range transport and more harmful effect. USE & TRAVEL THROUGH AIR « pesticide sprayed AMHTAMM air contaminated human inhalation & enters home USE & TRAVEL THROUGH FOOD species poisoned crop & soil contaminated water contaminated food contaminated human ingestion USE & TRAVEL THROUGH INDUSTRY IП factory chemical use products contaminated human exposure & home entry Environmental References Performance • Stockholm Convention, • "Persistent Organic Pollutants: A Global Issue, A Global Response", United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Persistent Organic Pollutants", The World Bank, "Persistent Organic Pollutants", United Nations Environment Programme: Chemicals, • "The 'Dirty Dozen' POPS", US POPS Watch, Index 3. CHLORDANE Pesticide used on agri Pesticide widely used on corn and cotton. for termite control. gardens and a fumicultural crops, lowns, and ALDRIN DDT Pesticide used for malaria control. PCBS Polychlorinated biphenyls, widely used in electrical and industrial equipment. Polychlorinated Furans "Unintentional" pollutant, byproduct of incineration and industrial processes. Polychlorinated Dioxins "Unintentional" pollutant, byproduct of incineration and industrial processes.

What is a Pesticide Regulation Indicator?

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This infographic is from the 2014 Environmental Performance Index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy ...


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