El Salvador bans the use of Glyphosate and 52 other chemicals.

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Central America is leading the way in dealing with the toxic after effects of glyphosate. El Salvador is the latest country to ban the chemical, which is the main ingredient in Roundup, in conjunction with 52 other .

The press release by El Salvador Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources illustrates that the law on the control of pesticides, fertilizers and products for agricultural use was amended by a of members of the FMLN, Unidos por El salvador and GANA.

Among the list of the banned 53 chemicals are Paraquat, Glyphosate (Roundup) and Endosulfan.

The ban is a result of a pervasive that has afflicted the region’s , raising considerable concern with the Central America’s Health Ministry who proclaimed an investigation into the cause of the as a top ; committing to a series of steps to curtail the disease.

The mysterious has caused a considerable and has killed thousands of in the region along Central America’s Pacific Coast, as well as in Sri Lanka and India.

El Salvador presented findings from an ongoing official study, conducted jointly with the Pan , suggesting that pesticides and fertilizers containing may be to blame for the . of samples in a village heavily affected by the disease found the presence of high levels of cadmium and arsenic, toxic to the kidneys.The common denominator amongst the afflicted sufferers is that all reported without any protective equipment.

The ban by the Central American country is in direct contrast to the environmental protection agency of the United States recently increasing the levels of tolerable glyphosate that can be applied to food.

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