Endosulfan banned

Endosulfan is an off-patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide. This colourless solid has emerged as a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute toxicity, potential for bioaccumulation, and role as an endocrine disruptor. It is banned in more than 63 countries, including the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, and other Asian and West African nations, and being phased out in the United States,Brazil and Canada. It is still used extensively in many other countries including India and China. It is produced by Bayer CropScience, Makhteshim Agan, and Government-of-India–owned Hindustan Insecticides Limited among others. Because of its threats to the environment, a global ban on the use and manufacture of endosulfan is being considered under the Stockholm Convention.


Agrochemical – Endosulfan which is banned in many countries, is used in India which is also the highest user in the World. A media in Kerala INDIA VISION brought this into light and made people aware about the ill-effects of the chemical.
This turns out to be effective and positive and the result is Endosulfan gets banned in Kerala.


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