PAN groups have produced a useful set of publications as part
of their capacity-building work with NGOs in Central and Eastern
Europe. These include:
Pesticide Action Handbook [PDF 964KB]
A Guide for Central and Eastern European NGOs...and others, 2003.This
is a good introduction to pesticide hazards, international and EU
pesticide policy opportunities and shortcomings, as well as guidance
on how to lobby at EU level.
Pesticides in Central and Eastern European Countries
Usage, Registration, Identification and Evaluation. Case studies
[PDF 996KB], Hungary
[PDF 976KB], Czech Republic
[PDF 996KB] and Slovenia (2003)
Moving towards Pesticide
Reduction [PDF 848KB]...realising Best Agricultural
Practise in Central and Eastern Europe, 2004.
From Law to Field - From Pesticide Residue Analyses to Action,
2002 [PDF 1088KB]
This PAN Germany publication looks at residues and risk in relation
to conventional and IPM practice in apple and wheat production in
Use Reporting - Options and Possibilities for Europe [PDF 2.22 MB]
The study gives an overview about agriculture and pesticide use in
the EU and lists and evaluates several options for pesticide use
reporting systems. It contains detailed suggestions for the
implementation of necessary frameworks to establish a pesticide use
reporting system in the EU. Published 2003.
Use Reporting, Legal Framework, Data Processing and Utilisation [PDF
The study shows how the US states California and Oregon collect,
process and use data on pesticide use, January 2002.
Articles from PAN UK’s quarterly journal about pesticide problems,
policy or alternatives in specific European countries or at EU level
are available under Regulation/Europe in the Pesticides News page,
for articles published before January 2003.
challenge: promoting safer pest management [PDF 1,147KB]
This report gives papers from the PAN UK conference 2002 on comparative
risk assessment of pesticides and different initiatives to promote
download each presentation as HTML pages.
Pesticide Chain, 2003 [PDF 699KB]
This report from PAN UK and Friends of the Earth attacks the government
for failing to grasp an opportunity to find safer alternatives to
chemical pesticides in the context of the withdrawal from the market
of 320 pesticides across the EU in July 2003.
PAN North America
PAN North America’s on-line database is easy to use and contains
a wealth of information on health and environmental impacts, from
US EPA and other sources, searchable by active ingredient and product
health and environment: a review of evidence, 2002
This joint report by WHO and the European Environment Agency includes
a section on pesticides which critiques current risk assessment
for failing to consider total exposure or susceptibility of vulnerable
From Silent Spring to Scientific
Revolution Parts I and II, 2002
This article by JP Myers, published by Rachel’s Environment
& Health News issues 757-758, gives an easy to read summary
of the new scientific findings challenging traditional toxicological
paradigms, with particular focus on endocrine-disrupting chemicals.