LMIPPE February 2002 would only add to the already alarming percentage of
unexposed area away from the PCK plantations did not show any significant increase in cancer deaths over the same period. The recorded cancer deaths were 40 (1982- 87), 32(1988-93) and 47(1994-99).
Reproductive System ailments
Almost all the families that had participated in the surveys and the informal interviews revealed some sort of
gynecological near, in and
problem or other in around the plantations.
women living of the women
at Periya, Cheemeni, Muliyar, suffering from irregular periods,
Rajapuram were found sometimes even twice or
thrice a month, disruption, much
a clear case of hormonal with organochlorine induced
profuse were in stopped married
bleeding during the periods and blood clots and acute pain. There were cases of periods getting much before the menopause age. Most of the
problems, leading to the uterus being removed. young women have irregular periods and other
problems body etc. their age.
like pain, headache, dizziness, weakening of the Women around the age of 30 looked beyond They were also found tired and weak, unable to
do the It was
work that their age should be allowing them to do. understood from them that women take hormonal
Some cases of endometriosis have
Men were found to be more elusive reproductive health problems.
in talking about their But some of them
disclosed that they were
suffering high in
from undescended the area, especially
It was learnt, with shock that boys had
retarded sexual growth and this was also leading to some
sort of desperation. especially related to
But social ostracism reproductive health
feared, it was
understandable that young boys and not wish or be allowed to disclose their reproductive health related problems.
girls of age would sexual growth and
Central Nervous System related problems
The many surveys by the panchayaths along with local groups, especially at Belur, Enmakaje and Muliyar and the survey done by SEEK and Thanal in other villages revealed the presence of diseases which could be
connected disorders. anomalies
to some form of Central Nervous System There were too many cases of congenital with brain disorders like cerebral palsy,
d e f o r m i t i e s l i k e s t a g h o r n l i m b s , d e f o r m e d o r p a r t g r o w n
a mental health problem is also on the Today modern science do not consider
Most of the women at Periya, Cheemeni, Muliyar, Rajapuram were found suffering from irregular periods, sometimes even twice or thrice a month, showing a clear case of hormonal disruption, much possible with organochlorine induced chronic toxicity effects.
There were too many cases of congenital anomalies with brain disorders like cerebral palsy, retardation of mental growth, epilepsy, physical deformities like stag horn limbs, deformed or part grown limbs.