Publish Date: 02.06.2021

Category: News from the University

Pesticide use poses a risk to human and environmental health. Recent research suggests a link between exposure and increased risk of health problems such as Parkinson's disease, reproductive and developmental disorders and cancer, while at the same time affecting soil, water and biodiversity health. Read more in our Research News.

Invitation to participate in the research

Farm neighbours and general consumers will also be included in the survey. If you (consumers) would like to take part in the study and cheque your exposure to pesticides and your health, now is the time to apply. We will be conducting extensive sampling (blood, urine, faeces, and nasal swabs) in central Slovenia in late June 2021. The application form to participate in the survey can be found at this link: Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2021. The number of available places is limited to 24.

Stakeholders from ministries, companies, interest groups and NGOs are invited to participate with their experiences in the project SPRINT. To register, please follow the link:

Wageningen University and Research is organising an online stakeholder event on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 3pm. More information and the agenda can be found at these links (meeting invitationagenda).. Register for the event at this link - SIGN UP.