Pesticide-CheckUp invites citizens across Europe to have their hair tested

by | Jun 15, 2022 | from our networks, Initiatives

The European Campaign Against the Use of Pesticides.

Pesticides are a serious threat to our food and agricultural systems. In the field, they kill pollinators such as bees and reduce soil quality. They endanger the health of farmers and field workers. But their toxic impact doesn’t stop at the farm gate-they find their way into our drinking water, the air we breathe, and the food we eat.: Are they also hiding in your hair?

Join us for Pesticide-CheckUp (throughout Europe!)

Pesticide-CheckUp invites citizens across Europe to have their hair tested for 30 different pesticide substances. With this citizen science approach we manifest our demands to European decision-makers: we want their binding commitment. To participate, order your test-kit here

Attached is the press release and the 10 key points of the campaign against pesticide use (in Italian).

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