Report of the committee to evaluate the safety aspects of endosulfan

This committee report submitted to Gujarat Health Ministry has disfavoured ban on endosulfan production in the state saying there are no health effects on humans as a result of exposure to the insecticide. This committee was constituted following representation from endosulfan workers in Gujarat, who urged the state government not to act upon the report of the National Institute of Occupational Health which asserted there were health problems associated with endosulfan.

This committee concludes that there are no health problems that can be associated to the exposure to endosulfan and is satisfied that there are no occupational health or safety issues arising out of exposure to endosulfan. This committee recommends the continued manufacture, use and trade in Endosulfan active and its various formulations