Endosulfan is not a weed taker but a life taker

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This presentation is about the major causes of a pesticide used i.e 'endousulfan'.

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  • Dear Tenaaz, great job you are doing here!!! I am impressed! I was in 2011 in Delhi attending a congress on HCH problems in India wiht Prof Rup Lal, but there were 2 presentations that have imprressed me very much and in one of them they presented that in the production process of Endosulfan for each ton of Endosulfan produced about 5 -6 tons of waste have been generated.Since then I have not found any information on these facts.these issues could be very important for future clean ups around the factory. So you know about this? Can you find out about that? Perhaps then we can look into that issue-Yours John Vijgen
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Endosulfan is not a weed taker but a life taker

  1. 1. ENDOSULFAN IS NOT A PESTICIDE BUT A HUMAN KILLER
  2. 2. WHAT IS ENDOSULPHAN? Endosulphan is an organ chlorine insecticide and acaricide . This colorless solid has emerged as a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute  toxicity , potential for  bioaccumulation , and role as an  endocrine disruptor .
  3. 3. PRODUCTION In India, Hindustan insecticide lmtd. Is the producer of endosulphan. Endosulfan is a derivative of  hexachlorocyclopentadiene  and is chemically similar to  aldrin ,  chlordane , and  heptachlor . Technical endosulfan is a 7:3 mixture of  stereoisomers , designated α and β
  4. 4. RULES WHILE SPRAYING ENDOSULPHAN Endosulphan should be sprayed at a height of not more than 2-3m above foliage. Prior information has to be given to people in that particular area . Advice them to keep away from the area of application for about 20 days. All water bodies should be kept covered while spraying endosulphan.
  5. 5. EFFECTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT Endosulfan breaks down into  endosulfan sulfate  and  endosulfan diol , and its residues remains in the soil for around 6 years. Endosulfan is subject to  long range atmospheric transport ,i.e.,  it can travel long distances from where it is used.
  6. 6. AQUATIC EFFECTS Endosulfan has relatively high potential to  bioaccumulate  in fish. Blood glucose levels in fish are elevated. It is toxic to amphibians and low levels have been found to kill tadpoles.
  7. 7. HEALTH EFFECTS
  8. 8. SYMPTOMS Hypersensitive to stimulation, sensation of prickling, tingling or creeping on skin. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, in coordination, tremor, mental confusion, hyper excitable state. In severe cases: convulsions, seizures, coma and respiratory depression.
  9. 9. NUEROLOGICAL PROBLEMS Directly effects CNS and prevent it from working properly. Learning disabilities, low IQ, scholastic backwardness. Severe poisoning may lead to death.
  10. 10. MAIN CAUSES Endosulfan can also affect human development. The main disease that has been noticed is skin disease. Blood cancers, delays maturity among boys , Birth defects  of the male reproductive system. AND death
  11. 11. Since India is the largest user of ENDOSULFAN its after effects are being seen in kasagod dst. Kerala. Now, it is a threat to people in Kasaragod
  12. 12. Endosulfan was sprayed in the cashew plantations in Kasaragod District since 1976 , till 2001 regularly thrice every year. The intensive use of Endosulfan resulted in a chemical disaster……
  13. 13. ENDOSULPHAN: A tragedy to the life of the people in Padre village,Kasargod
  14. 14. THE LIVING DEAD…
  15. 16. STOP ENDOSULPHAN STOP KILLING
  16. 17. LET US TOGETHER JOIN OUR HANDS AND SAY NO TO ENDOSULPHAN
  17. 18. Presented by: Tenaaz Mohazin

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