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Hazardous Substance Committee agrees to ban 3 toxic pesticides

Oct 22. 2019
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Twenty-six members of the Hazardous Substance Committee have reached a verdict to approve a planned ban on three toxic pesticides – Paraquat, Chlorpyrifos and Glyphosate – which are widely used in agriculture, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul posted on his personal Facebook page on Tuesday.

Here’s the voting results:

Paraquat – 21 votes for a ban, 5 votes for a limit on usage;

Chlorpyrifos – 22 votes for a ban, 4 votes for a limit on usage;

Glyphosate – 19 votes for a ban, 7 votes for a limit on usage.

Anutin thanked “every party which supports the banning of the three pesticides” and “congratulated Thais for having government officials and academics who have ethics and integrity”.

 

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