An analysis of 21 studies has shown that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by 61 percent, with different types of pesticides showing varying levels of risk.
Heeding to the plea of a United States-based neurologist, the National Green Tribunal Monday directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are onboard.
New research suggests that a particular class of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction.
The Delhi High Court today asked the government to suggest measures to regulate the huge inflow of pesticide-laced vegetables, fruits and other edible items from neighbouring states to the national capital.
The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.
Exposure to a common pesticide used to kill mosquitoes can increase the risk of early miscarriage in women, but those who have adequate levels of B vitamins in their bodies stay protected, new research says.
Animal rights' activists have voiced concern over alleged widespread use of banned pesticides near forest area at Vazhachal elephant corridor, a rich abode of Asiatic elephants in Thrissur district in Kerala.