Swiss export products banned as toxic at home

Switzerland exports two powerful herbicides, atrazine and paraquat, to developing countries. However, these products, manufactured by Basel giant Syngenta, are prohibited in the Swiss territory. It's a situation denounced by Public Eye. The explanations of Laurent Gaberell, responsible for the file with Public Eye.

Between 2012 and 2016, four exports of paraquat and thirteen of atrazine were recorded from Switzerland. The countries of destination are Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Pakistan, Peru and Thailand. However, these herbicides are banned in Switzerland and the European Union because of their danger to health and the environment.

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