Pesticides and brain cancer linked in orchard farmers of Kashmir

Abstract

BACKGROUND The atmosphere of valley of Kashmir is ideal for fresh and dry fruit production. Millions of tons of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides (chemicals like chlorpyriphos, mancozeb, captan, dimethoate, phosalone, etc.) are being used by the orchard farmers to spray the plants, fruits and the leaves every year. The increasing trend in the… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.76191

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