What is it about?

This indicator describes the potential risk of pesticide contamination that neighborhoods and homes near a growing area would have. Developed particularly for areas with limited data, where environmental regulations need support and real verification in the field.

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Why is it important?

This indicator is very important because it specifically describes the way in which environmental regulatory standards can be applied, being able to change the distances between neighborhoods and agricultural-productive areas.


Our perspective is that this index is widely used; being easy to apply and at the same time describing robustness in its general structure.

Dr. Pablo A. Ochoa
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

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This page is a summary of: A potential pesticides exposure index (PPEI) for developing countries: Applied in a transboundary basin, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, June 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4470.
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