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India investigates if organochlorines behind unknown illness

Indian councils are scrutinizing if organochlorines used as pesticides or in mosquito control effected the death of one person and hospitalisation of more than 400 in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in the past few days, a health officer said on Tuesday.
The unspecified sickness has infected more than 300 children, with most of them enduring from dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting. They have tested negative for a SARS-CoV-2.
National legislator GVL Narasimha Rao, who is from the state, said on Twitter that he had talked with government medical professionals and that the “most likely cause is toxic organochloride substances”.

“It is one of the possibilities,” said Geeta Prasadini, a public health governor in Andhra Pradesh state, enlarging they were awaiting test reports to verify the cause.
She said no new severe cases have come to light in the past 24 hours. A 45-year-old man deceased over the weekend.
Organochlorines are prohibited or inhibited in many countries after study correlated them to cancer and other probable health threats. Regardless, some of the adulterant remain in the environment for years and accumulate in animal and human body fat.
It was not instantly clear how greatly the chemicals are used in India, though it is originate in DDT connected for mosquito control.
Susceptibility to organochlorines pesticides over a short period may elicit disruptions, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, tremors, confusion, muscle weakness, slurred speech, salivation and sweating, U.S. health authorities said.

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