Title: Study of children´s health in rural regions of Armenia in concern of pesticides use 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Tadevosyan, N. (2003) Study of children´s health in rural regions of Armenia in concern of pesticides use. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Tadevosyan, N. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
 
Short description: During the last decades attention has been increased to the environmental and human health issues. The problems of environmental and humans health protection from the chemical hazards are especially urgent. It is well known, that many kinds of human industrial activity are sources of environmental pollution. Amongst them agriculture is a very significant source of chemicals releases into environment. Armenia was always considered as a country with well developed agriculture. Until 1980s the republic was included in the group of former USSR regions with pesticides intensive use. Total territorial burden of pesticides many times exceeded average and varied according different data from 9 to 37.5 kg per ha. Specifics of agriculture are that pesticides unlike other chemical compounds are intentionally brought into environment, thus creating background for their wide circulation in the environmental objects. Pesticides might accumulate in ecological systems resulting in adverse effects. They are able to cumulate in trophic chains, penetrate and accumulate in human’s organism of persons who even does not have professional contact with pesticides, and affect human health. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006