With India emerging as a leading cotton producer in the world, and considering the large-scale adoption of Bt cotton cultivation, there is a need to understand the patterns of pesticide use by cotton farmers, especially as environmental, ecological, and health concerns surrounding pesticide use continue to be debated.

Prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides has been linked with poorer neurodevelopment and behaviors related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in previous studies, including in the Center for Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birth cohort living in the agricultural Salinas Valley in California. The objective of the study is to investigate the association of prenatal exposure to OP pesticides with traits related to ASD, in childhood and adolescents in CHAMACOS.

Countries in East Africa are formulating formulating a common mechanism for handling agro-chemicals and pesticides amid hurdles in trade and concerns around health and environment safety.

The present study was planned with an objective to detect the level of heavy metals in feathers of House Crow from agrifield areas of district Ludhiana and Sangrur. In feathers of House Crow, 8 heavy metals were detected through ICAP-AES, out of which As, Cd, Pb were heavy metals and Cr, Cu, Ni, Zn, Mn were essential elements. The concentration of all metals varied significantly at .05% level of significance among the different districts.

A Bill to regulate the import, manufacture, export, storage, sale, transport, distribution, quality and use of pesticides with a view to— control pests; ensure availability of quality pesticides; allow its use only after assessing its efficacy and safety; minimize the contamination of agricultural commodities by pesticide residues; create awar

Rabat – The National Office of Food Safety (ONSSA) has announced that three hazardous farming pesticides, all of which have proven to be harmful to the health of humans and the environment, are bei

Understanding the Impacts of Pesticides on Children highlights the various pathways of exposure and outlines the associated effects on children’s health. This discussion paper summarizes key research (with footnotes that offer links to freely available external resources), delves into the issues, and offers concrete ideas for solutions.

Populations of the White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis, Indian Vulture G. indicus and Slender-billed Vulture G. tenuirostris declined rapidly during the mid-1990s all over their ranges in the Indian subcontinent because of poisoning due to veterinary use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. This paper reports results from the latest in a series of road transect surveys conducted across northern, central, western and north-eastern India since the early 1990s. Results from the seven comparable surveys now available were analysed to estimate recent population trends.

Involvement of agrochemicals have been suggested in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The association between CKDu and blood level of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in CKDu patients has been examined in the present study.

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To safeguard Ghana’s environment from the harm of pesticides and chemicals transportation and usage, two Committees have been inaugurated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to ensure its

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