Chemical Pesticides and their Adverse Effects

Suchitra Mitra*

Pesticides are substances that are mainly used in agricultural lands, human health programs and urban green lands in order to protect plants and humans from various diseases. The industrialization and widespread use of pesticides by farmers, pest control operators and even general public can lead to significant risk to human health and environmental issues. Although they have several benefits, yet they have known ability to cause numerous negative health and environmental effects. Pesticides are toxic substances- they are biocides, designed to get rid of weeds, rodents, fungi and other organisms that can threaten public health and economy.

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