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TITLE Pesticides in food: assessing the risk to children   04@11n.pdf (830.3 KB)
Title in the original language Bestrijdingsmiddelen in voedsel: beoordeling van het risico voor kinderen  04@11n.pdf (830.3 KB)
Document ID LIB330
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 26/06/1905
Document reference 2004/11
Original language of the document Dutch
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  The Committee that drew up the advisory report has taken into consideration all the
phases of childhood, from embryo to adolescent. It first provides a description of how
exposure and response to pesticides varies between children and adults. It then discusses the current risk assessment procedure for these substances. Finally, it deals with the question of whether that procedure is sufficiently well tailored to children. The advisory report concludes with a series of recommendations.
Short description in the original language  Bestrijdingsmiddelen in voedsel: beoordeling van het risico voor kinderen
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Background to this advisory report

Pesticides are widely-used chemical preparations: they protect agricultural crops against disease and infestation, they remove weeds from pavements, and they combat vermin in and around homes. These products may also be harmful to other organisms, including humans. That is why they are only allowed onto the market after extensive safety assessment. In the Nether ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Aanleiding voor dit advies

Bestrijdingsmiddelen zijn veelgebruikte chemische preparaten: ze beschermen landbouwgewassen tegen ziekten en plagen, ze verwijderen onkruid op bestratingen, en ze bestrijden ongedierte in en rond huizen. Deze producten kĂșnnen ook schadelijk zijn voor andere organismen, waaronder de mens. Daarom worden ze pas tot de markt toegelaten na een uitvoerige beoordeling van de ...

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