In spite of a global ban on endosulfan
enforced about four years ago, more than 600 children below the age of 14 in
eight grama panchayats in the Chittur taluk in Palakkad district continue to
suffer from illnesses caused by the aerial spraying of the pesticide.These
children have not received government support.----Birth deformities. While a
few of them have apparent physical illnesses, some have severe birth
deformities, cancer, cerebral palsy, mental disorders, skin diseases, and
vision loss. “We conducted a detailed survey. The list contains 613 children.