Work Overview


The mission of the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) is to catalyze communities and NGOs to fight polluters across the country by supporting them with scientific proof and documentation of pollution and its health impacts.

Lab Studies
September 09, 2016
Food and Toxins

Pesticides in soft drinks

Adopting dual standards is a practice large multi national corporations follow especially when it comes to developing countries.

April 06, 2013
Food and Toxins

Pesticides in bottled water

One often finds unsuspecting people buying bottled water or packaged drinking water thinking its safe. Well think again. 

January 06, 2016
Food and Toxins

Latest study by CSEs Pollution Monitoring Lab finds Antibiotic Residues in chicken

Growing antibiotic-resistance in humans also because of large-scale indiscriminate use of antibiotics in poultry industry, claims CSE study

March 12, 2010
Food and Toxins

Lead in paints

Modern houses are full of harmful chemicals. One of them is lead, present in paints. Though several countries have banned the use of this substance India

July 08, 2012
Food and Toxins


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006.

April 10, 2013
Food and Toxins

Pesticide regulations

Pesticides are widely used in agriculture without paying much heed to the consequences of its unregulated and indiscriminate use. 

July 12, 2016
Pesticide residues in blood

Pesticide residues in blood of Punjab farmers

Pesticides are commonly used in India but this comes at great cost to human health.

March 23, 2015
Junk Food

CSE welcomes Delhi High Court order on junk food

Delhi High Court orders to regulate junk food consumption among school children across India. Asks the food authority to enforce its 



video Presentation: Potassium bromate and/or iodate in many types of bread

Published on May 23, 2016 A CSE study has found residues of potassium bromate and/or iodate in many types of bread. The additives have been banned by many countries for their potentially adverse health effects

video A poultry farmer of Rajasthan

Published on Jul 30, 2014

video Endosulfan National Seminar at Kasaragod - Concord'12

Published on Jul 22, 2012 Padmashree Sunitha Narain in Concord'12 National Seminar at Kasaragod - Consultative Workshop on Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Endosulfan Victims and Rejuvenation of Ecosystem in Kasaragod District


The National Green Tribunal has failed to come up with an effective mechanism to make polluters pay

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