Science and other materials

Listed here are publications, documents and declarations on pesticides and cancer (from Europe and International sources); as well as Declarations and other useful resources .

From Europe:

-  European Food Safety Agency (EFSA): the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. The EFSA provides reporting on pesti¬cide residue levels on food in each EU country through its EU monitoring survey results, which it publishes annually.

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- European Commission, DG environment - Combination effects of chemicals, Eurobarometer 2010: summary acknowledging the near two-thirds of European citizens considering that chemicals affect their health "to a large extent".

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- Children Health and Environment: A Review of Evidence, WHO Regional Office for Europe and European Environment Agency: a European Parliamentary report that summarizes the benefits of strict cut-off criteria for human health (Health impact assessment of pesticides).

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- Chain of contamination the food link: a report from the WWF (2006).

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- Pesticides and Cancer Monograph in Supplement to Revue de la Praticien : a report (in French) from 15 June 2005.

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- Cancer and the Environment report from INSERM: a report (in French) from INSERM, a French institute.

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- Brain tumours and crop treatment products: a report (in French) of a study on “Cerephy” from June 2007.

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- Findings on the epidemiology of pesticides - Review: a report (in French).

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International sources:

- Pesticide Action Network International: a global network linking groups, institutions and individuals to respond to the fundamentally international nature of pesticide problems.

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- A review of the role of pesticides play in some cancers: Children, farmers and pesticides users at risk?: a report from ChemTrust (2010).

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- Pesticide Use and Cutaneous Melanoma in Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Heath Study: a research article by Dennis LK, Lynch CF, Sandler DP, and Alavanja MC (2010).

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- Organophosphate Pesticides Linked to ADHD Medscape 2010.

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- Outlawed Insecticide Linked to Prostate Cancer MedPage Today. 2010.

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- 2010 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides See guide at

- Story of Cosmetics Film: a short film from the makers of the Story of Stuff

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- Household Insecticides Appear In Umbilical Cord Blood: Chemical Exposure: The presence of "non-persistent" pesticides suggests that pregnant women experienced recent or chronic exposure. Chemical & Engineering News, 2010.

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- State of the Art Report on Mixture Toxicity by Prof. Dr. Andreas Kortenkamp (ULSOP); Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Backhaus (UGOT); Dr. Michael Faust (FBEC) 2009.

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- Mental Health Effects Arising from Pesticide Exposure: A Guide for Healthcare Providers and Mental Health Practitioners: on Mental Health and Environment, produced by a working group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

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- Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Urban Residential Environment Characteristics as Determinants of Early Childhood Neurodevelopment by Lovasi GS, Quinn JW, Rauh VA, Perera FP, Andrews HF, Garfinkel R, Hoepner L, Whyatt R, Rundle A. Am J Public Health. 2010 Mar 18.

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- List of Lists: a convenient reference for identifying those pesticides associated with particularly harmful health and environmental impacts. Pesticide Action Network UK (2009).

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- Pesticide Exposure and Child Development by Epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D., discusses her research with farm workers in California

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- Agriculture and Cancer: A need for action report, October 2008 from the Cancer Working Group of the US Collaborative on Health and the Environment (English).

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- Cancer Health Effects of Pesticides, Scientific review by the Canadian Family Physicians (CFP)

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- Canadian Cancer Society: a website containing a section on Cancer and Environment.

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- Statement on the Control of Pesticides in the European Union, A call for action to protect human health (2008) by the Italian Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of over 180 experts in environmental sciences and occupational health in 35 countries.

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- Paris Appeal (2004), International Declaration on diseases due to chemical pollution: it has been signed by hundreds of scientists, close to 1,000 NGOs, more than 150,000 individuals and 2 million European doctors represented by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

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- Prague Declaration (2005), Prague Declaration on endocrine disruptors: a declaration signed by hundreds of scientists and researchers.

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Other Resources:

- Safer chemicals for a Healthier Future: Generations X: Results of WWF’s European Family Biomonitoring Survey, WWF (2005).

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-  Monitoring of pesticide residues in products of plant origin in the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechenstein 2003: by the European Commission (2005), SEC (2005) 1399.

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- Late lessons from early warnings: the precautionary principle 1896–2000: by the European Environment Agency (EEA) (2001) Environmental Issue Report No 22, Copenhagen.

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- International briefing paper on the precautionary principle, Pesticides Action Network (2006).

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- Danish Pesticide Use Reduction Programme- to Benefit the Environment and the Health (2005) See report at

- The inadequacies of the current licensing system for pesticides, in Reducing Pesticide Dependency in Europe to Protect Health, Environment and Biodiversity: Conference Proceedings of the PAN Europe Annual Network Conference 2003.

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- President’s Cancer Panel 2010: Environmentally caused cancers are ’grossly underestimated’ and ’needlessly devastate American’s lives

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