VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam imports 2,000 tons per annum of Carbendazim, a toxic substance believed to cause cancer.
A report from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released in September 2015 showed that Carbendazim is listed in the C group, substances which can cause cancer. In other countries, Carbendazim is prohibited as it is considered plant protection chemical which has latent high risks to the environment and human health.In 1992, research found that Carbendazim and its derivative Benomyl have had negative impact on those people who have contact with Benomyl (headache, diarrhea and sexual dysfunction) in Florida in the US.
In 2013, the scientists from California Univesrity found the relation between Parkinson and the pesticide with Benomyl, a derivative of Carbendazim.
In Europe, Carbendazim is found in the list of chemicals which have impacts on human’s endocrine function released by the EC in 1999. It can disrupt the development of sperm and testicular damage in adult mice, thus leading to to infertility.
|Carbendazim is a very dangerous chemical which causes cancer and birth defects. The organization always believes that it is necessary to prohibit Carbendazim.
PAN (Pesticide Action Network), a network of 600 non-government organizations, research institutes and individuals from more than 90 countries who work for the purpose of replacing risky pesticides with environmentally friendly substances, also pointed out that Carbendazim is a very dangerous chemical which causes cancer and birth defects. The organization always believes that it is necessary to prohibit Carbendazim.
While Carbendazim is prohibited in many countries in the world, it is still used in Vietnam in a large quantity. Continue reading “Vietnam imports tons of carbendazim, a carcinogen”