Agricultural pesticides account for at least 250,000 suicide deaths each year, making pesticides the single most common means of suicide worldwide.

In a prospective cohort study of patients presenting with pesticide self-poisoning, Andrew Dawson and colleagues investigate the relative human toxicity of agricultural pesticides and contrast it with WHO toxicity classifications, which are based on toxicity in rats.

Jorhat, Sept. 27: A large number of cattle has died from suspected pesticide poisoning in the Meleng-Boguriguri area under Teok revenue circle in Jorhat district in the past week.

Jorhat deputy commissioner R.C.

Pesticide industry body loses defamation case against CSE, twice. The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), a pesticide industry body, has twice lost the defamation case it filed against Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi. CCFI had been pursuing the case against a study done by CSE highlighting the endosulfan poisoning of residents of Padre village in Kasaragod district, Kerala.

This new report by PAN-AP reveals that hazardous pesticides are commonly used in unsafe situations around the world, and calls for assertive action by corporations, governments and international bodies to address pesticide hazards.

River pollution due to extensive use of pesticides is dangerous for the critically endangered Ganges river dolphin, India's national aquatic animal, says an expert. There are only about 2,000 left, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago. About half of these are in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Pesticides, High-voltage Cables Taking Toll On Endangered Bird
Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

This report details the results of a community monitoring study aimed at investigating the use and impacts of pesticides in affected communities in Asia, and observance of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (the Code of Conduct). The monitoring took place in the context of increasing use of pesticides and associated

This recent report by Environmental Justice Foundation details the environmental and human impacts of 'endosulfan'. It highlights why it should be banned globally and provides suggestions for actions by national governments & other stakeholders to eradicate this deadly pesticide.

Organophosphates include insecticides like malathion, parathion and fenthion, which are widely used in developing countries like India. The pesticides inhibit the activity of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. The enzyme breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits impulses from brain and to the body. Breakdown of acetylcholine signifies the end of a transmission. This is