Pesticides

table_2.jpg The word “pesticide” itself to great extend outlines the problems related to it. The root “cide” which comes from Latin “kill” directly expresses the purpose of these substances – killing, destroying living creatures, war with nature. The root “pest” now in many world languages means “vermin”, and implies that man divides all creatures into useful for him and harmful denying the latter the right to existence.

“Pesticides” is a wide notion that includes many chemical compounds that have suppressing effect on animate nature. The most widely spread and known are insecticides which kill insects, herbicides which destroy herbs, fungicides directed against fungi and rodenticides which are fatal for rodents. But there exist means against other groups of living creatures: acaricides (acaridae), ichthyocides (fish), nematocides (coelelminth).

Experience in the sphere of neutralization of prohibited and unsuitable for usage pesticides on the territory of Poland

Zdislaw Strycharz, councilor Of Lublin wojewoda, expert in pesticides maintenance.

Socialist planned economy introduced the principle of centralized distribution on all levels of activity. According to this principle, there were distributed, for example, seed grains, fertilizers and substances for plant protection in agriculture. Not all substances acquired for this purpose were used in good time and therefore they became stale, and their stores were increasing in storehouses.

Pesticides poisoning

Every year on December 3 International day of fighting with pesticides is marked – this is the day when in 1984 there was a catastrophe on pesticides plant in Bhopal (India) as a result of which about 200 people died.

Pesticides

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Synthetic pesticides

The XX century gave the mankind many strict lessons and one of them is understanding the fact that not always a man acts wisely for his own benefit. Alongside with bloodshed wars, crazy arms race, human imprudence obviously revealed itself in large-scale usage of not enough tested substances which at some moment seemed convenient and useful. Such practice should be substituted with the principle of caution presumption which is one of the most popular modern ideas in the sphere of environmental law. According to it every new achievement of technologies should first of all go through strict check for safety for people and environment. In using pesticides, the necessity of this principle proved to be higher than in any other sphere.

Pesticides were proved to be one of the causes of massive diseases of American veterans of “Storm in the desert” operation

gulf_war.jpg In the United State there was published a report which admitted the existence of ‘Iraqi syndrome” – various ailments from which suffered veterans of the first war in Iraq.

Among about 700 thousand of American participants of the 1991 war in Iraq, every fourth suffered from disorders of immune system, problems with memory, chronic fatigue and many other symptoms.

Seminar for representatives of Zolochiv and Peremyshliany rayons

On 6 November 2008 in Lviv there was held a seminar for representatives of local self-governance and authorized bodies of state executive bodies located in Zolochiv and Peremyshliany rayons. 39 persons participated in the seminar.

Seminar for representatives of Yavoriv rayon

Within the framework of the project realization, seminar “Pesticides and agrochemicals. Forbidden and unsuitable for usage pesticides, their storage and neutralizing” will be organized on 8 October 2008 in Yavoriv and will be meant for representatives of authority bodies and local self-governance.

Packaging for disposal of illegal and dangerous pesticides completed in Sokalskyi Region villages, Lviv Oblast

The packaging of illegal and dangerous pesticides was completed in the following villages: Kariv, Domashiv, Boryatyn of Sokalskyi Region; Mazyarnia-Karanska of Kamianka-Buzka Region; Krakovets of Yavorivkyi Region; and Sudova Vyshnia of Mostyskyi Region.

The pesticides were specially packaged for transportation and disposal in Hamburg, Germany, in accordance with project plans.

Seminar in Komariv village in Sokalskyi Region

0909_1.jpgA project seminar took place in Komariv village in Sokalskyi Region, Lviv Oblast.

Seminar in Turka, Lviv Oblast

0827_1.jpgIn the framework of the project, a seminar on “Pesticides and agrochemicals: illegal and dangerous pesticides, proper handling and disposal” took place in Turka, Lviv Oblast.

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