Chemical trespass


Spraying of chemical solutions across boundary fences, or windblown spray, or aerial spraying of chemical mists can result in airborne chemical trespass of another's property. Pollution of surface of groundwaters by chemicals can cause water-borne chemical trespass.


Through wind drift and water contamination, agrochemical exposure and related health risks are not limited to farm workers. Also at risk are people living in settlements within the range of the drift and getting drinking water from aquifers located nearby. Some agricultural chemicals sprayed to late in the ripening phase may penetrate the fruit or vegetable and cause a health hazard for the consumer.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST