Letters

Improper use of insecticides can be fatal

Dear Editor: A new study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, links deaths of Bangladeshi children to chemicals sprayed on lychee. “Excessive and improper” applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in lychee fruit orchards “may have triggered an outbreak of a deadly swelling of the brain known as acute encephalitis […]

Letters

Rifat Sharif and lazy journalism of today

Dear Editor: I am often amazed at the tendency of certain sections of the media to read too much into something when little exists, and often to read too little when plenty exists. While both are dangerous for different reasons, the recent sensational murder of a supposed businessman named Rifat Sharif has demonstrated how the […]

Letters

Health hazard owing to widespread use of antibiotics: Why is BSTI playing ducks and drakes?

Dear Editor: It was good to leran that the High Court expressed serious dissatisfaction on June 24, 2019 at the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution’s (BSTI) statement where it claimed that the institution had no responsibility over the companies producing and supplying pasteurized milk and curd without any licence. “We are astonished at your statement. […]