Nirmali Saikia

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Five fungal species, namely, Trichoderma viride strain 5-2, T. viride strain 2211, Aspergillus niger, A. terricola, and Phanerochaete chrysoporium were screened for degradation study of beta-cyfluthrin. Each fungal species was allowed to grow in Czapek dox medium containing beta-cyfluthrin (5 mg/mL) as the major carbon source of the medium. The highest(More)
beta-Cyfluthrin [alpha-cyano-4-fluoro-3-phenoxybenzyl-3(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylate] pesticide has been in agricultural use in the recent years for controlling Lepidopteran pests affecting solanaceous crops. The extensive use of synthetic pyrethroids like beta-cyfluthrin has resulted in wide spread environmental contamination.(More)
6.1 Toxicity of pesticides 6.1.1 Acute toxicity and acute effects 6.1.2 Chronic toxicity and chronic effects 6.2 Chronic pesticide exposure and diseases 7. CONCLUSIONS 17 8. REFERENCES 19 ANNEXURES: I-III CSE Report: Analysis of Pesticide Residues in blood samples from villages of Punjab. The Centre for Science and Environment, a non-governmental(More)
Twenty four children's toys and child care articles available in the local market of India were analyzed for eight phthalates as children toys are plasticized with phthalates. All toy samples showed the presence of one or more phthalates including di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (96% of the samples), di-iso-nonyl phthalate and di-iso-decyl phthalate (42% of the(More)
Dissipation of dithiopyr in soil was monitored after application to wheat crop as pre- or post-emergence applications at two rates, viz 100 and 200 g AI ha(-1). The level of dithiopyr in the soil was assessed by gas chromatography, and its disappearence was found to follow a first-order decay curve irrespective of rate or method of application. The(More)
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