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A detailed study done by Atmakaru Ramesh and Ambalatharasu Vijayalakshmi , Department on Pesticfide Chemistry to evaluate the residues of Endosulfan which may have accumulated in environmental samples due to regular aerial spraying application of endosulfan on cashew leaf plantation for a period of 20 years. All the samples were analyzed for the totoal residuesof endosulfan, endosulfan sulfate and also the potential hydrolysis product endosulfan diol, using gas chromatography with electron capture detection. The Analysis of soil, dried leaf samples, cow milk, fish and water showed negligible residues of endosulfan.
Hence, the report has dismissed the link between endosulfan and the disease in Kasargod .
The WHO while setting guidelines for drinking water quality conducted a study for Endosulfan concentrations in public drinking water. Studies reveal that endosulfan usually occurs at concentrations in drinking-water well below those at which toxic effects can be expected to occur, and it is therefore not considered necessary to derive a guideline value for endosulfan in drinking water.
On the basis of the report of scientific panel on contaminants in the food chain, it is concluded that in contrast to most related organochlorine pesticides, endosulfan has a less pronounced affinity to lipids. Consequently, bio-magnification and bio-accumulation of endosulfan, in terrestrial food chains, is less likely to occur. Moreover, Endosulfan is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed to the kidneys and liver and to a lesser extent to other tissues causing no harm to the body.