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Cascading effects of flawed NIOH report on Endosulfan

In 2002, National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad published a study titled, “Report of the investigations of unusual illnesses allegedly produced by Endosulfan exposure in Padre Village of Kasargode district (N. Kerala)”. It was followed by another study made … Continue reading

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Endosulfan: Another generic pesticide targeted

Endosulfan is not the only generic pesticide targeted for a world wide ban. However, It may be difficult to believe the fact after having a look at the images of the so called “Endosulfan victims”. Endosulfan was introduced 50 years … Continue reading

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Endosulfan does not bio-accumulate

Endosulfan is not an organochlorine. 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 … Continue reading

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Endosulfan: EU Funds Indian NGOs

There has been no sound scientific study linking Endosulfan to adverse health effects in India or anywhere in the world. In response to claims connecting Endosulfan with human disorders in Kerala and Dakshina Kannada, six committees and expert groups were … Continue reading

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Effects of Endosulfan on Human Health

Several countries with significant stakes in agriculture, such as Argentina, China, India, South Africa have experienced no reason to express concerns over the alleged dangers of Endosulfan. It has been among the top five generic insecticides used globally on almost … Continue reading

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Endosulfan

Maslow’s theory of hierarchy of needs is very relevant in understanding psychology of activists. According to Maslow, human needs can be presented in form of a five-level pyramid with the most basic needs at the bottom of the pyramid and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Pradip Dave, President, PMFAI

Even as it raises the banner of revolt against the European Union over the ban on the use of Endosulfan, the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators’ Association of India (PMFAI) is gearing up to lock horns with the Central Insecticides Board … Continue reading

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