This article is brought to you by ColomboPage – Sri Lanka Internet Newspaper concerning potential new regulations on Agro chemicals.

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry is considering enacting legislation to ban or control the use of chemical fertilizer, insecticides and weedicides and other agro chemicals containing harmful elements.

The Minister citing the World Health Organization studies has said that the kidney disease is not resulted from the consumption of water. The WHO has found that the improper usage of chemical fertilizer, insecticides and weedicides is a reason for increased incidences of the chronic kidney disease.

According to the Minister, the WHO has requested to make the public aware of the use of chemical fertilizer and to make mandatory for them to use gloves and masks in their use. It has also recommended controlling the use of weedicides and its marketing.

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