Background note endosulfan: global and Indian evidence about toxicity and dangers to human health
As India holds on to endosulfan ban and the Union environment ministry proposes an expert committee to study its ill-effects, read this background note by CSE about global and Indian evidence on its toxicity and dangers to human health.
As the world gradually discovers the ills of indiscriminate use of endosulfan, it is time India reviews its policy of not supporting the global ban. There is ample research, which points to the toxicity of endosulfan. It is important that India must also be proactive in banning this pesticide, which has serious human health implications.