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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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Is Endosulfan, a pesticide, harmful for human beings?

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad Is the widely used pesticide Endosulfan, for almost all crops world over, harmful to humans as concluded by a study of National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) in 2002? While a scientific study conducted … Continue reading

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Banning Endosulfan will harm production of pulses and fruits: Sharad Joshi

Shetkari Sanghatana founder and former Rajya Sabha member Sharad Joshi has charged multi-national companies with hatching a scheme against Endosulphan, the pesticide which is very popular among farmers due to its broad spectrum of application and affordability. Joshi told the media … Continue reading

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Karnataka decision on Endosulfan not based on Science

Endosulfan is not carcinogenic. US EPA has classified Endosulfan under Group-E (Evidence of non-carcinogenicity). (see below the image of original document from US EPA) Dr Andrew McKenzie, Executive Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority said “The claim that … Continue reading

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Funds for Anti-Endosulfan Campaign

Thanal Conservation Action And Information Network has received a grant of $5,000/- from Global Green Grants Fund ( www.greengrants.org.pdf/2001_report.pdf please see page 19 ) to support medical and educational efforts to ‘protect’ people in kerala from continued exposure to Endosulfan and … Continue reading

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European Union Exploits Stockholm Convention

Driven by trade interest, EU is pushing Endosulfan for POP listing Elimination of Endosulfan is expected to severely impact pollination and India’s farming India is today the second largest producer of horticulture crops (fruits at vegetables) and annually produces over 215 … Continue reading

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Endosulfan is safe to bees and beneficial for insects

Endosulfan exhibits low toxicity to bees and beneficial insects http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp41-c4.pdf ). Endosulfan has relatively low toxicity to many species of beneficial insects, mites and spiders. These insects are beneficial in the sense that they prey upon pests which damage crops. … Continue reading

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