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Survey finds 613 endosulfan victims in Chittur

Source: The Hindu, Date: November , 2014

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.

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