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UN supports children’s rights on pesticides

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in January 2020 said:

“Children are particularly vulnerable to pesticide exposure because of developmental, dietary and physiological factors. Children encounter pesticides when they breathe, by ingesting incorrectly packaged pesticide products, products for domestic use and residues in food or water, while in utero and through breastfeeding. Exposure to even low levels of pesticides disrupts mental and physiological growth and can result in lifelong diseases and disorders. Chronic exposure and exposure to high levels of pesticides are associated with adverse impacts on fetal development, fertility and cancer, among other serious health effects.”

See UN report