Reports

March 2021

Biomonitoring of pesticides in hair: How veterinary drugs contaminate human hair

EMA opens the gates to hazardous pesticides

Brussels, Utrecht, 30 March 2021 - Forty-seven pesticides were detected in human hair samples taken from 21 volunteers in the Netherlands. The findings of our new report [LINK] mainly concerned harmful insecticides that are banned in agriculture such as Fipronil, Permethrin and DEET, but still authorised for treatment of pets against fleas and ticks or authorised as a biocide. These veterinary chemicals and biocides are the most likely source of hair contamination. 

March 2021

Consumer Guide 2021: Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides in Your Food

Hormone-Disrupting Pesticides : New Guide Helps Consumers Avoid Them When Shopping 

 

Brussels, 22 March 2021 - Consumers are advised to avoid exposure  to endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs), which can be found  as pesticide residues in conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables. Due to their harmful effects on human health, the EU banned EDPs twelve years ago.  However, they are still abundantly present in food and other items sold in (super)markets. 

January 2021

Member States against EU pesticide reduction

An access to documents request carried out by PAN Europe showed that, behind closed doors, Member States are revealing their real positions on the EU Green Deal: Only one Member State is willing to engage in the 50% pesticide reduction target (as proposed by the European Commission, but measured in a completely inappropriate way).

Find out more in the report

September 2020

Banned and Hazardous Pesticides in European Food

PAN Europe carried out an investigation to find out whether pesticides banned in the EU [according to 1107/2009 and PIC legislation1] are detected in food sold on the EU market, using the EU official food pesticide residue monitoring data.

Highlights:

June 2020

REFIT of the Pesticide (EC 1107/2009) & Maximum Residue Limits in food (EC 396/2005) Regulations: PAN Europe's observations

April 2020

Mapping good agronomic practices and alternatives to pesticides in Europe - a presentation by PAN Europe and IBMA

December 2019

Activity Report 2019

October 2019

Carcinogens in our food: Pesticide metabolites with (un)known carcinogenic potential end up in our food

October 2019

DG SANTE's prolongation policy

SANTE’s ‘prolongation’ policy

PAN Europe – 2019 update

In 2008 EU Commission health service DG SANTE started its notorious program to allow 88 banned pesticides acces to the market again, the so-called “Resubmission’,  Resubmission  . Many of the most toxic pesticides such as Metam-sodium, Malathion,  Bromuconazole, Bifenthrin, Prochloraz, etc. were approved mainly on political grounds and because of the threat of massive industry-sponsored court cases.

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October 2019

"Moving towards agro-ecological practices in Europe" - PAN Europe's recommendations for UN Committee on Food Security's 46th General Assembly

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