Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A highly toxic crystalline insecticide, C9H6Cl6O3S, used in the control of crop insects and mites.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a toxic chlorinated polycyclic insecticide used to control mites

Etymologies

end(rin) + sulf(o)- + -an2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Back on the farm, this cantaloupe, like most cantaloupes, was treated with organochlorine pesticides—in this case, a type known as endosulfan.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Amongst other pollutants, they'll be looking for traces of a pesticide called endosulfan, a leading chemical used for more than 50 years against insects and mites in cashew, coffee and tea plantations.

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  • Mumbai: The European Union (EU) seems to be using a dual strategy to enforce a ban on a low - cost pesticide called endosulfan, used by a large section of India's

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  • Mumbai: The European Union (EU) seems to be using a dual strategy to enforce a ban on a low - cost pesticide called endosulfan, used by a large section of India's farming community.

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  • • We will enhance our market leading pesticide policy further, and seek to ban chemicals such as endosulfan and paraquat

    The Co-operative's Ethical Operating Plan commitments

  • Although rice farming per se entails less intensive herbicide use than other forms of agriculture, in some instances pesticides (including persistent organochlorines such as endosulfan) are dumped into rice fields by farmers to kill the introduced snail Pomacea, which is a pest of rice crops.

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  • The NSW government says the move to genetically modified (GM) crops has greatly reduced the need for toxic pesticides such as endosulfan, which the Greens want banned.

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  • Ninety-nine percent contained diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical used in plastic and rubber manufacturing, and 18 percent contained the endocrine disruptor endosulfan, which EPA moved to ban this year.

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  • The insecticide endosulfan was found to be harmful to humans back in 2002.

    Annie Spiegelman: A Green New Year's Resolution: Quit the Pesticide Man

  • Indeed, if you were to do a search: For a list of studies, go to PubMed and type in “endosulfan and immune system.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

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