CSE Laboratory | Centre for Science and Environment

Work Overview

The mission of the Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) is to catalyze communities and NGOs to fight polluters across the country by supporting them with scientific proof and documentation of pollution and its health impacts.

Antiboitics in Honey

Ayurveda prescribes it for a range of ailments. People eat it for rejuvenation and boosting immunity. An Indian homemaker’s kitchen shelf is incomplete without a jar of this amber liquid. But without quality and safety controls, this gift of nature has been contaminated. CSE laboratory tests find high levels of antibiotics in well-known brands of honey sold in the market.

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Homicide by Pesticides

A collection of articles on the threat posed to public health by pesticide residues and industrial toxins. From the economic costs of pollution to the health threats posed by the growing contamination of soil, air groundwater and river systems in India.

Down To Earth

Subterranean Leak

Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab (PML) tested water and soil samples from in and around the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) factory for the presence of toxic chemicals

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stop mining activities in Odisha as sought by NGO Common Cause. A special forest bench headed by justice AK Patnaik posted the matter for further hearing on March 24 after industry bodies, including Assocham, objected to passing of any interim order in this regard. Referring to the Justice Shah Commission's report on alleged large-scale illegal mining in the state, counsel Prashant Bhushan argued that illegal mining activities should be stopped immediately.
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