While solely 206 pesticides are sought on common in consuming water, realizing that there are greater than 750 in nature, we ask the Ministry of Health to ensure tap water with out pesticides by considerably rising the seek for its dangerous substances.
Over 750 totally different pesticide molecules in nature
Pesticides are the main trigger in France for exceeding the standard requirements outlined for tap water. But whereas greater than 750 totally different molecules of pesticides and their derivatives are more likely to be present in consuming water, solely 206 are sought on common in France as a part of the official analyzes carried out on behalf of the Regional Health Agencies. (ARS).
Only 12 pesticides sought on common within the Aisne in opposition to 609 within the Var!
But this common determine hides monumental native disparities, certainly, the listing of molecules sought is outlined by every ARS, in response to native specificities, particularly agricultural ones. Our survey of official analyzes reveals that for practically twenty departments, the spectrum of analyzes is clearly inadequate to ensure shoppers the absence of pesticides past the licensed ranges. It is the division of Aisne that stands out for the bottom variety of substances sought with solely 12 molecules on common, that’s to say 50 instances lower than within the Var which seeks 609!
From water to pesticides drunk by 450,000 shoppers… or perhaps extra
While practically 450,000 shoppers drink water that doesn’t adjust to this criterion, the very low variety of pesticide molecules sought in lots of French departments offers rise to fears that this proportion is in truth a lot larger.
In order to ensure water that’s really free from pesticides and restrict shoppers’ publicity to those significantly dangerous molecules, we ask the Ministry of Health to outline the minimal quantity and the character of pesticides to be analyzed.
The high quality of consuming water shouldn’t be negotiable!
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Petition launched on the initiative of UFC-Que Choisir and Future generations