Pesticide exposure may be positively associated with depression. Few previous studies have considered the episodic nature of depression or examined individual pesticides. The researchers evaluated associations between pesticide exposure and depression among male
private pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study.

As part of the Global Atmospheric Passive Sampling (GAPS) study, XAD-resin based passive samplers are being deployed for consecutive one-year periods at numerous sites on all seven continents to determine annually averaged concentrations of persistent organic pollutants.

The objective of this study was to investigate extent of contamination of groundwater (potable and irrigation) of Aligarh district by pesticides and heavy metals during last 11 years (1996-2006)

Senegal authorities are facing a dilemma on how to dispose off large quantities of dieldrine, a toxic pesticide banned worldwide since 1980. According to Senegal's Plant Protection Services,

Foodstuffs collected from different regions in India were analyzed for the presence of HCH (BHC), DDT, HCB, aldrin, dieldrin, heptachlor, and PCBs. Significantly high levels of food contamination with HCH, DDT, aldrin, and dieldrin were evident throughout India. Dairy products and livestock meat are the prime sources of human dietary exposure to these chemicals.