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ENOSULFAN: EXPLAINED

ENOSULFAN: EXPLAINED

Context:

Protestors at Periya Plantation Corporation godown in Kasaragod, Kerala have called for returning endosulfan to the manufacturing firm for safe disposal.

About Endosulfan:

  • It is an off-patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide.
  • It is being phased out globally.
  • In 2011, the supreme court of India banned endosulfan. The use of endosulfan causes a great threat to the balance of the environment.

Why the Ban?

  • It became a highly controversial agrichemical because of its high toxicity, potential for bioaccumulation, and role as an endocrine disruptor.
  • Due to threats to human health and the environment, land restrictions on the production and use of endosulfan were negotiated under the Stockholm Agreement in April 2011.
  • The ban came into effect in mid-2012, and some uses were released for another five years.

Countries that banned it:

  • More than 80 countries, including the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, several West African countries, the United States, Brazil, and Canada had already banned or announced their withdrawals during the Stockholm Convention.

Countries that use it:

  • It is still widely used in India, China, although there are laws against this, and in a few other countries.
  • It is produced by Makhteshim Agan and several manufacturers in India and China.

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