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Montevideo, October 31st 2020 - 17:16 UTC

Tag: paraquat

  • Friday, October 16th 2020 - 09:20 UTC

    Switzerland bans the export of five toxic chemicals, including paraquat

    Switzerland is the headquarters of agribusiness firm Syngenta, which is one of the key producers of pesticides

    Starting from next year, Switzerland will not allow the export of five hazardous plant protection products already banned in the European country. The Swiss government approved the amendment to the law on chemical substances this week as part of measures to reduce risks associated with toxic chemicals. It added that the move is intended to help protect health and the environment in importing countries, particularly in the developing world.