How do DDT, Endosulfan and other pesticide react with Human Body?

Dr G Nammalvar once said in his TED talk and laughed,“Poisons are called medicine in local languages”(puchi marande– medicine for pest‘tamil’). Any word that ends in “cide” would be killing something. So chemicals which kill pest is known as pesticide, insect – insecticide, bacteria – bactericide, fungus – fungicide, rodent – rodenticide, spider – acaricide, herb – herbicide, weed – weedicide and suicide is self killing. Furadan is a granular…

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Control Flies and other Pest using Cow Dung Cake Smoke

dried cow dung and burning coconut husk

With the advent of Monsoon, the ever so notorious flies throng in large numbers disturbing peace not just for us humans but also for Cattle. They don’t just fly around and spread filth; they bite and suck blood, acting as vectors; spreading diseases and lay eggs that turn to flesh eating maggots. Cattle have a distinct smell and flies get attracted to it. Three main attack prone areas are the…

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Effective Application of Ash in Rural and Farmers Life

mud vessel, coconut husk, dried and fresh dung to create smoke

Ash plays a vital role in every farmers or rural house hold. There are numerous benefits of ash. Ash has been replaced by Potash and potassium in our era. During ancient times potash was derived by mixing wood ash with water in a iron pot and evaporating the water for a white end product know as potash, so ash derived from pot(pot-ash). End product is a chemical, which is used for cleaning…

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