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‘Safe’ tag for pesticide-filled water!

11 April 2012

The National Institute for Inter-disciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) has found that water in the Periyar River contains large amounts of banned pesticides like endosulfan, DDT and BHC. This has come as shock for people, especially those living in Kochi.

But what’s more alarming is that a “safe for drinking” tag was given to water samples from wells and other sources, brought to government laboratories by commercial organisations and members of the public, without the water being checked for the presence of pesticides…..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/%E2%80%98safe%E2%80%99-tag-pesticide-filled-water-388

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Written by csirindia

April 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

Posted in NIIST

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