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The Biobrio 8(3 & 4), 2021

Impact of Pesticides on Environment

Amita Srivastava

ABSTRACT:

Various types of pesticides have specific and crucial role in agriculture. Without the use of
pesticides, it is not possible to feed about 7 billion people worldwide. Pesticides play a crucial
role in preventing the crops from a large number of pests, insects and plant diseases leading
to a significant increase in the crop production across the world. To control the insects, fungi
and other harmful organisms, pesticides and several chemicals are used in agriculture. Every
human and animal consumes food to keep its body fit and healthy. For a fit, immune and a
healthy body, the purity of food is very important. However, the uncontrolled use of pesticides
in the field of agriculture has become a matter of concern for the health of humans and animals
because they have a great effect on our immune system and the functioning of our body. The
present study deals with the effects of pesticides and other chemical substances used in
agriculture on our body and is an effort to provide some suggestions to reduce this problem.

Keywords:    Pesticides, Health hazards, Environment



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