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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Nonvenomous – Venomous Snakes and other Creatures found in Kerala

Common Wolf Snake in Kerala

Why do Indians worship snakes Actually we Indians do not worship snakes. Instead we respect snakes. Not just snakes we respect tigers, lions, monkeys, elephants, rivers, mountains, moon, sun, earth, plants and what not ?? God is omnipresent. So, here’s a little information on snakes that might be useful for people having regular encounters with these lovely yet feared creatures. Before starting with the information we just have to keep…

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Identifying Snakes and other Poisonous Creatures of Kerala

Fully grown Hump nosed pit viper head is smaller than cashew-nut seed

continuation of Nonvenomous – Venomous Snakes and other Creatures found in Kerala Bronzeback tree snake in the below image known as mara pambu has a mild form of venom, Harmless to humans. * Hump Nosed Pit Viper / Hypnale hypnale / Churutta This snakes are only found in India and Srilanka. It is a very small snake. Mostly found in leaf litter. This snake is very slow and almost feels…

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