The French manner of dealing with an apathetic government needs to be replicated in the Indian context

The capital s drains are the biggest contributors to the pollution

A study carried out by H C Agarwal, P K Mittal, K B Menon and M K K Pillai of the department of zoology, University of Delhi, published in August 1985, traced DDT residues in water, bottom sediments

“Round-the-clock monitoring by a

As an environmental activist and writer, I have tried for years to promote nationwide concern about the deteriorating state of our environment. The idea of writing about my own travails as an

Toxic pesticides used by developing countries wing their way up to the Arctic region, affecting the Northern climes, and find their way into the human system through water, and some life-forms dependent on it. The situation is so alarming that some enviro

What was once thought to be the friends of farmers and containers of vector borne diseases, are turning out to be a global threat

Duplicate samples of the diet of vegetarian adults were analyzed to estimate the residues of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) and benzene hexachloride (BHC). The total food consumed by an adult per day was collected and categorized as fatty food, non-fatty food, water, and beverages. Fatty food was the main source of these chlorinated insecticides, and it contributed almost 50% of the total dietary intake. The average total DDT and BHC consumed by an adult were 19.24 micrograms/d and 77.15 micrograms/d, respectively.

The article offers information on the quantification of organochlorine pesticides residues in edible oils and oil seeds used in India. It states that different organochlorine pesticides were found in the edible oils and oil seeds which include metabolites, aldrin, and endusulfan. It says that sesame oils were found to have low saponification value (SV) but higher free fatty acid (FFA).

on november 9, papers in Punjab ran stories about a study exposing high levels of pesticides in blood samples of people in the state. Pesticides were also on the agenda that day at a symposium at the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. But the "experts' gathered at the meet were not there to allay concerns raised by the report.

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