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a division Bench of Kerala High Court has once again directed the state government to conduct another epidemiological study in the cashew plantation areas in Kerala and trace out the factors responsible for health problems in areas such as Padre and Cheemeni in Kasaragod district.

the Doe Run Company (drc) in Peru has been held responsible for lead, antimony and cadmium poisoning of the residents of La Oroya town in Peru.

the chairperson of a government committee mandated to look into Kerala's endosulfan tragedy suppressed all dissenting voices within the committee to give a clean chit to the pesticide.

India to toe industry s line in ratifying crucial treaty

Last fortnight, Down To Earth reported on the 'endosulfan scam'. On how an "expert" group, set up by the government to review safety concerns related to the pesticide and the health impacts on people living in the shadow of 20 years of incessant aerial spraying, had given the matter short shrift.

This book describes the issues surrounding pesticide residues in food and drinking water and, in particular, the issues associated with human exposure and consumer risk assessment.

This Act regulates the import, manufacture, sale, use, etc. of insecticides in order to prevent risks to human beings and animals.

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