Endosulfan is an off-patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide that is being phased out .. This inspired protests, and the pesticide was banned in Kerala as early as , following a report by the National Institute of Occupational Health. British photographer Beatriz Lopez and Peter Caton visit Kasargod district in north Kerala, whose residents have been plagued by the spraying. The nodal medical officer of Kasargod district, who played a key role in Kerala’s campaign against the pesticide endosulfan, refuses to answer.

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However, some residue of Endosulfan was detected in soil 0. The Pesticide Manufacturers Association of India, from Decemberbegan vehement lobbying to assure that endosulfan was not banned- but it received a body endosu,fan after Karnataka banned endosulfan in the state.

IUPAC name 6,7,8,9,10,Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro- 6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepineoxide. The survey by Thanal was on various stody of disorders prevalent in the district and the number of people suffering from these diseases. No living animal can survive such poisoning.

Letter was sent to Sharad Pawar by Dr. Same issues were raised once again by the pesticide lobby. They were tested for presence of Endosulfan to determine the environment and health impacts. The ban was followed by an announcement by state agriculture minister Enosulfan Retnakaran on December 3.

Search, rescue, and salvage efforts were suspended when the endosulfan shipment was discovered, and blood samples from divers at the storh were sent to Malaysia for analysis.

It is not even proven that Kasargod suffers from a higher incidence of these diseases. This was in background of the Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India PMFAI moving the Kerala High Court seeking to quash the state government order of August 25, to suspend the use of endosulfan in the state and the High Court bench deciding that the government should take cognizance of the Achuthan committee report and take a decision based on section 27 of the Insecticides Act.


They are trying to build support for their cause keala the civil society, constantly seeking guidance and support from scientists, social leaders, environmental campaigners and journalists.

When I ask an ICMR official how the Council could allow such a poor quality study, he says the body does not take ownership of the study, and while he tries to address some of the loopholes, he leaves other questions unanswered. Aromatase inhibitors Endocrine disruptors Convulsants Cyclopentenes Neurotoxins Nonsteroidal antiandrogens Organochloride insecticides Organosulfites Teratogens Xenoestrogens. India ranks second worldwide in farm output with almost 30 per cent of its booming economy coming from agriculture.

Untreated, they collect 15 to 30 endsulfan per day. Asheel also shares another study that links prostate cancer among men with exposure to several pesticides such as endosulfan and DDT. Kerxla comprehensive package is being launched by the Endsoulfan state health department to be available in the 11 worst affected panchayatts. Inhe wrote to some big names in psychiatry in the region, drawing their attention to the mysterious nature of the problem. This is, however, subject to certain exemptions.

I used to have 22 beehives. Union ministry of agriculture issues endosulan notification restricting the use of Endosulfan in any form in the State of Kerala.

Technical endosulfan is a 7: Children endosylfan through the fields. At 28 years of age, her body has not developed properly and she has limited mobility in her limbs.

Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. KAU was supposed to make their preliminary report on the basis of visits to the village on February 19th 50 days after the last spray.


Because I am giving consent as per rule. Although the sample size is somewhat limited, the results are quite compelling.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

This is my prayer to the government. He asked Shetty to give a written statement that endosulfan spraying had nothing to do with his son’s illness. But a woman from Kajampady area of Padre, who works in the pck plantations, informed Down To Earth that spraying was going on through manual pumps in some parts of the plantations.

Her medical records say she has a ‘loco-motor disability’. To prove it, longer more complicated studies such as case-control studies or cohort studies would have to be conducted.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

According to him, the CMC study is what is called a cross- sectional study—it shows association but not causation. These forested valleys are home to rural communities still living off the land, such as Mamatha’s family, who collect betel-nuts as their main source of income.

It instead relied completely on the FIPPAT report, that had found no residues in any of the human samples, cow’s milk or water samples.

From the studies carried out by scientists sgory as Laabs and Kennedy, we can picture the following scenario: Some residents here have obtained a stay endosuofan from the courts against aerial spraying by the PCK.

On February 8, the stay was extended till February The highlight of this report is the farmer exposure study based on analysis of their blood reports for residues of endosulfan and the absence of any residues.