Toxic blooms: impacts of pesticides on children in the floriculture industry in Tamil Nadu, India

A study released by Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP), Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED), and PAN India reveals the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in floriculture farms in Tamil Nadu, affecting Dalit children who work in these farms. The study, entitled Toxic Blooms: Impacts of Pesticides on Children in the Floriculture Industry in Tamil Nadu, India, was released in commemoration of the Bhopal gas tragedy. December 3 also marks the beginning of the annual No Pesticide Use Week, a week-long campaign by PANAP and its partners across the region to call for the phase-out or ban of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).