Endosulfan does not bio-accumulate

Endosulfan is not an organochlorine.

Endosulfan: Cemical structure

In 1988, Endosulfan was reclassified by the WHO as ‘sulfurous ester of a chlorinated cyclic diol’ An important feature of this molecule is its sulphur ring that makes it degradable as well as bio-degradable by bacteria. This property also makes Endosulfan safe for extensive use.

Moreover, endosulfan is a contact insecticide , it is not absorbed into crops or the food chain. It cannot bio-accumulate in the human body as it is continually degraded by metabolism to a lesser state of hazard.

However, most of the information published  on the web and in the media reports are misleading resulting in the negative image of Endosulfan.

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