September 22, 2020

Down To Earth takes a look at one of the worst and longest-running pesticide poisoning episodes in India and how it culminated with the Supreme Court. The numbers of people affected by nearly 20 years of aerial spray of Endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide, in the cashew plantations in Kasaragod, the. Our mission is to get rid of the deadly chemical Endosulfan from India. Report in Mangalam (a Malayalam publication) on how Sharad Pawar, the Agriculture.

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Both Shetty and Bala Kurup corroborate this.

Periya and Pullur, two neighbouring villages 25 km south of the district headquarters of Kasaragod. Flavanones Hesperetin Liquiritigenin Naringenin Pinocembrin.

Mohana Kumar Y S, a doctor who has practised medicine in the area sincehas been perplexed for the past 10 years. If political parties can sense our misfortune, they are welcome join us.

Endosulfan-induced misery gained worldwide attention as a result of these photographs. They had however categorized liver-disease, amlayalam, infertility, shivering etc as Endosulfan-related illnesses.

Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

Pesticide Action network — Endoshlfan alternatives to pesticides worldwide. See January August Preliminary reports on 15 water and soil samples showed that though no endosulfan residues were detected in water, residues were high in soil inside the plantation and low in endoulfan from adjoining areas. The committee recommended banning of aerial spraying of pesticides in all cashew plantations of PCK in Kasaragod District and use of endosulfan should be frozen for 5 years in these plantations.

Pointing out the absence of Endosulfan in water samples in a KAU study, Sreekumar draws attention to another study conducted after one year by the National Institute of Occupational Health. The scribe started searching the internet. ESPAC stated that endosulfan was acutely toxic to honey bees as was seen with the deaths of bees in the villages over the endosulfab.


Endosulfan Industry’s Dirty War – A Chronology of events

On the Government Order citing deformities and the order passed by Kerala, the applicants said there had been no such incidents in Karnataka. The compound breaks down into endosulfan sulfate, endosulfan diol, and endosulfan furan, all of which have structures similar mzlayalam the parent compound and, according to the EPA, “are also of toxicological concern…The estimated half-lives for the combined toxic residues endosulfan mwlayalam endosulfan sulfate [range] from roughly 9 months to 6 years.

Ina farmer began to suspect that the pesticides malayaam aerially sprayed in the plantation might have caused the deformities and stunted growth, which, he observed in 3 of his calves.

This was because other pollutants like automobile and industries were absent and aerial spraying was the only activity. Violation of the ban will attract imprisonment for a maximum period of six years and fine.

Many children were found suffering from birth deformities, cancer, cerebral palsy, mental disorders, skin diseases, vision loss; many women were found infertile. He succeeded in getting one farm worker to quit job after his contractor insisted he use endosulfan. They mobilised themselves under the action committee and sent a complaint to the district administration.

Tracking decades-long endosulfan tragedy in Kerala

Those are the questions. Pillai is a practicing pediatrician currently living in FloridaUSA. They targeted CSE for working at the behest of the EU towards banning endosulfan completely ignoring the fact that the study on endosulfan in Kasaragod was done at the request of the people in Kerala who were endozulfan amongst the endosulfan victims.


The border check posts are manned by the police, excise officers and commercial tax personnel.

The district magistrate has initiated steps to curb entry of endosulfan through the border by forming a mobile squad which started work on December 1. Valiya Chirakula Pakshikal English: The shooting schedule lasted a year in Kasaragod and Canada, in order to capture the nouances of the four seasons.

The Plantation Corporation of Kerala PCKrun by the state government, has its cashew plantations on the upper reaches of these hills. eneosulfan


I’m in complete agreement with what the workers have to say on this. Theo Colbornan expert on endocrine disruption, lists endosulfan as a known endocrine disruptor, [44] and both the EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry consider endosulfan to be a potential endocrine disruptor.

Jan 19th September 7th Health hazards of aerial spraying of endosulfan in Kasaragod district, Kerala A Comprehensive report of the Expert Committee appointed by the Government of Kerala, Cases of cerebral palsy, mental disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, syndromes etc are lower or equal to the national malayalan, he claims: The report was released in March The study revealed that proportion of childless couples was three times higher in Padre village Enmakaje Panchayat that other areas in and around the plantations.

So how does one explain such a drastic increase after a decade?

No test was conducted to conclude that fatigue and infertility were actually due to Endosulfan.