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RCP vaccines may control population explosion, says study


Kochi: Noting that rising global population is the root cause of environmental pollution, a study says Riboflavin Carrier Protein vaccines may be helpful in controlling population explosion.

While discussing his research based on RCP at the International Conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences here, Prof Mukesh Kumar, who hails from Rajasthan, said the vaccine can be used as a potential birth control method for both women and men.

“RCP-based vaccines are in a very advanced stage of development, which may provide additional choice for contraceptive users (as there is no contraceptive vaccine to date) with many advantages over the currently available birth control methods,” Prof Mukesh said at the conference which started yesterday.

According to the research paper environmental pollution can be tackled by controlling population in the world.

“Birth control technology has played and is playing a very important role in limiting the family size and thereby controlling the population of the world,” it says.

Over 150 scientists from India and abroad, besides research scholars and post graduate students are attending the three-day conference being organised by Institute of Eco Toxicology and Environmental sciences at Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) here.

The conference, sponsored by the World Academy of Sciences, a sister wing of UNESCO, discussed the impact, detection, measurement and control of large number of toxic substances being generated.

They also discussed ecology, human health, prediction on ecotoxicological effects of contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Coal India Limited, Life Insurance Corporation, State Bank of India, GAIL India Ltd, Mahanagar Gas Ltd, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, LNG Ltd, Bharat Heavy Engineering Ltd and Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd are the co-sponsors of the conference.

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