Use and fate of pesticides in the Amazon State, Brazil

During the last 30 years, the increase of the human population in the Amazon introduced the need for additional food production and caused the state government to implement programs to increase and improve agricultural production

Andrea Viviana Waichman; Jörg Römbke; Maria Olívia A. Ribeiro; Nailson C. S. Nina

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • During the last 30 years, the increase of the human population in the Amazon introduced the need for additional food production and caused the state government to implement programs to increase and improve agricultural production
  • Amazonian farmers were not adequately prepared for the use of this new technology; they ignored the risk of pesticides to human health and the environment
  • The registration status of pesticides used in the State of Amazonas and the state of their registration in the European Union is compared
  • It is concluded that the use and the fate of pesticides in the Amazon region has to be monitored
  • Data of the effects on humans and on the environment have to be collected from the literature or have to be produced in standardized tests, so that an environmental risk assessment becomes possible
  • A.V., Römbke, J., Ribeiro, M.O.A. et al Use and fate of pesticides in the Amazon State, Brazil

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