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JON HEYLINGS WAS 34 when he found the notebook that would upend his life. A junior scientist at Imperial Chemical Industries, Heylings happened upon it in 1990 as he was trying to solve a mystery. Trained in toxicology, he had been brought to the company three years earlier to lead a team that would work to...

LAST SEPTEMBER, a teenage girl in a village in southern India ended her life after an argument with her family. She had been reprimanded by her father for misplacing the papers she needed to take the entrance test to medical school. Distraught, she swallowed pesticide that her father, a farmer, kept for use on crops. Consuming pesticides...

Abstract Suicide by pesticide ingestion is one of the three most common global means of suicide, causing over 150,000 deaths each year. The majority occur in rural agricultural communities, where pesticides are readily available to small-scale farmers and their families in poor under-resourced households. In addition to enormous individual, communal and societal suffering, as well as...

MUMBAI: India’s 2011 ban on endosulfan may have contributed to almost 30,000 fewer suicides by ingestion of pesticide, suggests a recent analysis. Researchers estimated what suicide rates may have been in 2011-14 based on the previous years’ trends, and then compared those projections to the actual numbers for that period. They found 20,146 fewer male and 8,418...

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides “We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified. New Delhi: The government...

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides “We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified. New Delhi: The government...

The world’s biggest pesticide companies make billions of dollars a year from chemicals found by independent authorities to pose high hazards to human health or the environment, according to an analysis by campaigners.The research also found a higher proportion of these highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in the companies’ sales in poorer nations than in rich...