An invaluable resource for anyone working in the field of pesticides, PAN UK's List of Lists provides a convenient reference for identifying those pesticides associated with particularly harmful health and environmental impacts. Compiled primarily from official sources, such as the World Health Organisation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency, it also includes several lists from public interest organisations which have been influential in drawing attention to hazardous pesticides.
This third revised and updated edition has been independently reviewed and is fully referenced. The List of Lists covers pesticides which are: banned under international conventions; classified as hazardous by the World Health Organisation; carcinogenic or endocrine disrupters; banned in the European Union; and many others. The third edition also incorporates a list of endocrine disrupters compiled by Our Stolen Future, a group of independent scientists, and, in the context of international concern about declining bee populations, a section on pesticides highly toxic to bees has been added.
Earlier versions of the List of Lists have received very positive feedback from retailers, NGOs and other stakeholders. “For me the list is an ‘all in one stop’ for codified information on the toxicity of pesticides and PIC/POP banned substances. We’ve used it to raise awareness with suppliers by highlighting the need to look past the brand label and identify the active ingredients inside” says David Pendlington, Sustainable Agriculture Co-ordinator for Unilever. PAN UK hopes that this edition will be useful for organizations all over the world working to reduce pesticide hazards and shift to safer methods of pest management.