In the present investigation, an attempt has been made to study the genotoxic effect of commonly used pesticides of South India, like 2,4-D, lindane, sevin and phosphamidon, in the human lymphocytes by comet assay and chromosomal analysis.
Dissipation of lindane (400 and 800 g ai ha-1) and fenvalerate (75 and 150 g ai ha-1) was studied on chickpea crop following two applications of their dust formation. Initial deposits of lindane on green pods were 2.85 and 5.36 mg kg-1 at recommended and double dose, which dissipated with half-life of 3.3-3.6 days.
Packaged drinking water or natural mineral water is everywhere. It is now available in pouches, cups, bottles and bulky transparent jars. It is sipped in clubs, malls and fitness centres; glugged after a walk, jog or trek; sold on railway platforms and bu