A pesticide known to cause brain damages in children and fetus is up for re-approval in the EU. If EU-states allow this to continue, it is a breach of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, UN Special Rapporteur on toxic waste says.

By Louise Voller

Because of the great interest our readers took in our previous articles from the cross-border investigative project that uncovered the hidden, dangerous effects of the chlorpyrifos, we'll feature more of their results on 360storybank. Since December 2019, because of it’s damaging effects, the use of pesticide was no longer permitted.

“When you look at chlorpyrifos as a case study, it becomes crystal clear that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is being ignored by numerous EU member states when it comes to toxic pollution and contamination”, says Mr. Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on Toxic Waste.