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ABR Report - Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry Environment

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization based in New Delhi, has set up the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) to monitor environmental pollution. PML is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited laboratory certified by SWISSCERT Pvt. Ltd. for conducting Pollution Monitoring and Scientific Studies on Environmental Samples.

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FST Report - Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry Environment

Antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)—Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) in particular—is a huge public-health threat globally, more so in a country like India. It is linked with high disease and economic burden on people and nations. It can also impact food safety, nutrition security, livelihood and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. ABR is truly a ‘One Health’ issue which recognizes connections between humans, animals and the environment, both as a cause and solution.

Straw in the wind

What does the decision to save groundwater in Punjab or Haryana have to do with air pollution in Delhi? Plenty. We need to know this because many actions have unintended and deadly consequences.

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A week after the ban

Its been a week since the Supreme Court issued the order for the interim ban on endosulfan. There is no official confirmation on the joint committee yet, when they have to present the interim report within 8 weeks, from May 13, to the Supreme Court. It is after the interim report is submitted will the apex court take a final call on whether the pesticide should be allowed or banned.

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Pesticide residues in blood of Punjab farmers

Pesticides are commonly used in India but this comes at great cost to human health. The Centre for Science and Environment decided to investigate the matter and looked at the agricultural heartland of Punjab. It found that  15 different pesticides in the 20 blood samples tested from four villages in Punjab. But what is more important to find out is how much of pesticide in blood is ‘safe’. Does a safety threshold level exist? If yes, how do scientists — and the industry — compute it?

Pesticide residues in blood of Punjab farmers

Pesticides are commonly used in India but this comes at great cost to human health. The Centre for Science and Environment decided to investigate the matter and looked at the agricultural heartland of Punjab. It found that  15 different pesticides in the 20 blood samples tested from four villages in Punjab. But what is more important to find out is how much of pesticide in blood is ‘safe’. Does a safety threshold level exist?