Paraguay bans endosulfan
There was good news today from Centro de Análisis y Acción en Tóxicos y sus Alternativas (CAATA) announcing that the Government of Paraguay confirmed the phase out endosulfan, by authorities of SENAVE (a government body in charge of pesticide registration and crop and seed safety and national quality control) during the Seminar on Highly Hazardous Pesticides, obsolete and endosulfan phase out conducted in the National Congress, in Asuncion, Paraguay, organized by the NGO ALTERVIDA, a RAP-AL member (PAN Latin America) The Seminar is also supported in part by IPEN.
The resolution is for final phase out endosulfan in 2012, with intermediate measures like ban the imports, the aerial spray and the uses in fruits and vegetables and stop new registration since this year, and only allow progressive phase out in the next 2 years in the other extensive uses like soy, cotton etc to use the remain stocks.
The official resolution can be consulted in the web of SENAVE Resolution 635/10 Oct 2, 2010. SENAVE (Servicio Nacional de Calidad y Sanidad Vegetal y de Semillas).
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