News about pesticide suicides
Kathmandu, February 5 Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has agreed to revise a draft bill related to the use and control of pesticides after lawmakers raised concerns about one of its provisions that allows the federal government to control use of pesticides.
The death of a farm labourer on January 18 has again put the focus on excessive and unwarranted use of pesticides in Kuttanad region, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala.
Use of chemical pesticides in India, including those that are banned in other countries, has been a matter of concern and a raging topic of discussion in the country.
WINDHOEK - In Namibia, 452 people took their own lives in 2017 and this year between April and July, the grim suicide toll was a shocking 131.
Exposure to organophosphates (OPs) increases the risk of reduced IQs, memory and attention deficits, and autism for prenatal children, according to the paper, published in Plos Medicine.