In an article published by online magazine The intercept, journalist Sharon Lerner interviewed epidemiologist Shanna Swan.
Pesticides or plant protection products are chemical substances used to treat crops against insects, moulds and weeds.
Since April 2021, the association Générations Futures and YOOTEST propose to participate in EXPORIP, a unique study based on participatory science on the dispersion of agricultural pesticide residues near cultivation areas.
Between March and September, treatments with plant protection products are very frequent.
Every year, tens of thousands of tonnes of pesticides are applied to crops.
With the return of the warm weather, the use of plant protection products is increasing in order to protect crops from undesirable species and to increase agricultural performance.
S-metolachlor is an organochlorine herbicide used in particular to weed maize crops but also sunflowers, soya, beetroot, sorghum, millets and beans.
International campaign to measure the dispersion of pesticides during agricultural spraying: EXPORIP
For several years, associations, doctors and local residents have been warning about the exposure of populations to chemical treatments of crops near their homes and workplaces.
You are probably waiting for the legislator to protect you from the health risks of chemical products, but the industrialists are committing colossal means to obtain less restrictive regulations that are contrary to the public's health concerns.
This article is a transcript of the introduction to the study: Overview of Indoor Air Pollution: A Human Health Perspective.
What is mould?
Scientists agree that there are more than one and a half million species of moulds, of which about one hundred thousand have been precisely identified. Only an identification by laboratory analysis can determine exactly what type of mould you are dealing with.
Housing and business premises are often built on former industrial sites. As a result of industrial activities, the soil may have been contaminated by substances dangerous to humans and accumulated pollution for several decades.
Flame retardants (FR) are chemicals that are intentionally introduced (regulatory obligation) or not into a large number of consumer products to limit their flammability. They are strongly suspected of being reprotoxic and involved in the worrying increase in fertility problems.
Indoor pollution is an established fact, it is no longer a subject of debate, it exists because of everyday life (dust, viruses, hair), the emanations from furniture and other furnishing objects (chemical pollutants) and the contribution of outdoor pollution.
Faced with the very significant increase in the number of infected people and the saturation of health services, the authorities in several countries have decided to confine their populations in order to limit the spread of the SARS-COV2 virus.
More than a year after the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, the official report on environmental pollution by lead is still not available. A team from Columbia University published, in June 2020, the only available study on pollution levels after the fire.
An alert could be issued at the global level on the decrease in human fertility. This affects industrialized countries in particular, and many couples having difficulty having a child turn to preconception consultations, fertility specialists and assisted reproduction clinics. What if a better quality of our daily environment would improve fertility?
Plastic is fantastic... a phrase that resonates in a new light. If this miracle material is now omnipresent in our daily lives, it now raises public health questions because of the additives it contains.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major public health issue today and its measurement is an effective means of prevention.
Following an American study by Harvard University in 2016, a French team went further to try to determine the cost of CO2 and VOC pollution for companies.
What is Dimethoate?
Exposure to pesticides increases the risk of developing Lou Gehrig's disease?
The Corona virus crisis should not obscure the health problems induced by the use of pesticides.