The British Medical Association has called for a “green card” reporting system to collect information about the effects of pesticides on health. Similar to the yellow card system of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the appropriately coloured gre
The report also called for a general reduction in the use of pesticides and for farmers to justify their use of each product.
Although the British Medical Journal says there has been no definitive proof that pesticides are harmful to health, many chemicals used in pesticides are known to cause cancer and harm offspring. Dioxin, in particular, used in Agent Orange, was shown to effect the fertility and offspring of Vietnam vets.