Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

endosulfan

Insecticide responsible for deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh: study

WASHINGTON: Controversial insecticide endosulfan, which has been banned by more than 80 countries, was responsible for the deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh in 2012, a study found on Monday. All of the fatalities, caused by brain inflammation, were linked to exposure to lychee fruit and occurred within 20 hours of the symptoms surfacing, according to the research published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Similar deaths due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) have been recorded in lychee…