PAN's "Dirty Dozen" Chart Documents Growing Rejection of
June 6, 1993
On June 5, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International
participants are releasing a scorecard tracking bans and
restrictions on a list of pesticides targeted by PAN. The
1993 "Demise of the Dirty Dozen" chart highlights where the
"Dirty Dozen" pesticides are banned, unregistered, or
severely restricted in 78 countries. PAN is releasing the
chart on June 5 to mark the eighth anniversary of the Dirty
Dozen Campaign. By publishing the chart biennially, PAN
tracks increasing rejection of the Dirty Dozen pesticides by
governments all over the world.
According to the 1993 "Demise of the Dirty Dozen" chart,
the most widely banned, unregistered, or severely restricted
Dirty Dozen pesticides are: dieldrin (68 countries), DDT (66
countries), aldrin (61 countries), and endrin (61 countries).
For these same four pesticides, the 1991 edition of the chart
listed 59, 56, 51, and 55 regulatory actions, respectively
(among 70 countries).
PAN has targeted the Dirty Dozen pesticides since 1985
because of their demonstrated health and environmental
hazards, particularly under typical developing country
conditions. Although these countries account for only about
20% of the world's pesticide use, 99% of pesticide-related
deaths occur in developing countries, according to the
British Journal of Industrial Medicine. The Dirty Dozen
pesticides are: aldicarb (Temik), camphechlor (Toxaphene),
chlordane and heptachlor, chlordimeform, DBCP, DDT, the
"drins" (aldrin, dieldrin, endrin), EDB, HCH/BHC and lindane,
paraquat, parathion and methyl parathion, pentachlorophenol,
The chart and related materials are available from
-- The 1993 "Demise of the Dirty Dozen" chart (11" x 17"
poster, in English) ($3)
-- A forthcoming French translation of the 1993 chart (being
published in cooperation with PAN Francophone Africa,
should be available by late summer) ($3)
-- A 1992 Spanish-language chart (published in cooperation
with PAN Latin America) ($3)
-- Chart background information: an extensive table providing
additional details for the regulatory actions listed on the
chart, including dates, stated reasons, and citations ($6)
The following countries are included on the 1993 chart.
If your country is not included on this list, and/or you are
interested in providing updated information for your country
for the 1995 edition of the chart, please contact PANNA.
Bulgaria Burkina Faso
Colombia Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Ecuador
Egypt El Salvador
European Community Fiji
Hong Kong Hungary
Italy Ivory Coast
New Zealand Nicaragua
Panama Papua New Guinea
Santa Lucia Singapore
South Africa Spain
Sri Lanka Sudan
Turkey United Kingdom
United States Uruguay
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Action Network North America Regional Center (PANNA RC).
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Francisco, CA 94105.Tel: (415) 541-9140. Fax: (415) 541-9253.
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