• Endosulfan
  • Tolerant strains (mutant) of bacteria and fungi from the soil of Rass Elfeel pesticide store (Sudan, Mangil scheme) were isolated through consecutive exposure to elevated concentration of Endosulfan under condition of carbon free media and the results showed that the most tolerant fungi (can tolerate up to 1000 mg/l) was Aspergillus fumigates while the most tolerant bacteria was Bacillus sp . (eco-web.com)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently considering comments on their risk assessment and re-registration of the pesticide endosulfan. (panna.org)
  • The neurotoxin endosulfan is rated by EPA as a Category I pesticide with Extremely High Acute Toxicity. (panna.org)
  • Classified as an organochlorine (the same family of pesticides as DDT and dieldrin), endosulfan and its breakdown products are persistent in the environment, with an estimated half-life of nine months to six years. (panna.org)