More studies needed on pralidoxime, a drug used to treat pesticide poisoning a team of two drugs is prescribed by who to combat organophosphorous pesticide poisoning. The most widely used class of pesticides, it causes about 200,000 deaths each year, globally. Now, one of the two drugs has come under the scanner because various studies have found it to be ineffective and harmful.

Poisoning from pesticides, drug medicaments, biological substances and snake bites, are now the eight causes of death in Sri Lanka. In 2005 18,174 people died of poisoning, in 2006 19,381 died of poisoning and in 2007 23,675 people have died of poisoning.

Trail of tiger deaths View image Officials say poisoning, activists say poaching The death of 10 tigers in three months in Kaziranga National Park in Assam has alarmed environmentalists. The tigers were found dead between November 12, 2008, and February 14, 2009. Park authorities suspect some of the tigers might have been

Monocrotophos is a highly hazardous organophosphate insecticide that is widely used and easily available in India. Monocrotophos has been most frequently associated with both accidental and intentional fatal pesticide poisonings. The report therefore focuses on presenting data on the current practices and

The researchers evaluated the relationship between diagnosed depression and pesticide exposure using information from private pesticide applicators enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study between 1993 and 1997 in Iowa and North Carolina.


Japan on Wednesday ordered retailers to pull frozen green beans imported from China off the shelves after a woman fell ill eating them, the health ministry said.

The woman felt numb in her mouth on Sunday after eating a dish using frozen green beans from China which she had bought at a Tokyo supermarket, a health ministry official said.

Udhagamandalam: A programme to enhance awareness among students about the catastrophic consequences of excessive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers by farmers was organised under the aegis of the Public Awareness Association of Udhagamandalam on Tuesday.

The Secretary of the Association G. Janardhanan who presided underscored the role of inspects in maintaining the ecological balance.

Ludhiana, June 23 Industry and the Buddah nullah are not the only factors to be blamed for the fish mortality witnessed at Harike Pattan downstream. While teams from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University have dispatched their separate teams to look into the factors, yet experts say presence of high level of muddy waters in canals, reduction of dissolved oxygen in water, pesticides leeching into canals due to rains or rivalry between fish contractors could also contribute to this kind of mortality.

Poisoning deaths related to pesticides have increased in recent years. The National Hospital's Poison and Drugs Information Centre reported that the males were involved in most intentional poisoning deaths or poison related suicides in the country. They fall to the age category of 20 years to 29 the sources noted.

In the first week of April this year, a group of men came and stood outside the Centre for Science and Environment (cse), New Delhi. They carried placards with offensive slogans directed at me. We understood the