jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

India's children reap the bitter harvest of endosulfan

This news was published on January 11 this year. It’s about some Keralan villages- in India- where half of the families "have a severely disabled child" and the reason of that is the use of pesticide spraying with a danger product called endosulfan. This pesticide sprayed over the plantations in the 80s and 90s, since then women, child and old people presented hormonal changes and difficulties in the nervous system. In the other hand, the manufacturers says that they aren’t guilty, "the real culprits are western companies, they have been promoting this ideas because the truth is they –western people- want that us buy their new pesticide".

Despite this, the researchers compared people of different places -where endosulfan had been sprayed and where had not been used - they found higher levels of skin complaints, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
In addition, people of this part of India are very poor and for that, the government motivated the creation of public health policies that support these issues and banned the use of endosulfan.

On balance, this culture has been genetically altered and anyone has taken responsibility, also the population continues with problems and they are concerned for this.

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