Tuesday, April 26, 2011

To Ban or Not to Ban

Damaging to the nervous, immune and reproductive systems. Can even lead to death. Established cause of the severe physical and mental deformities in affected areas, most notably Kasaragod district in Kerala. What's more, harmful for the environment as well. The adverse affects of Endosulfan, a highly toxic pesticide, are appalling.

Then why is the Centre opposing the global ban on the manufacture and use of this chemical, currently being considered in the Stockholm Convention? Frankly, this stance is senseless and sadistic! The Union Government is demanding more studies, as if the Kasaragod tragedy is not proof enough! Do we need more people poisoned? More disabled people? More children, whose lives will be empty of laughter?
NO, WE DO NOT! It's imperative that we citizens protest against the Government's callous stand.

Support the Endosulfan ban, support humanity!

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