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  • Health Effects Of Pesticides In Ground Water
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    To start out I will tell you a little bit about the topic. What is a pesticide? A pesticide is a chemical substance used to kill pests, especially insects. A pesticide is also referred to as a. Most pesticides are applied in spray form but occasionally you will see pesticides that are in powder or pellet form. Pesticides are used on a variety of things, anything from crops like corn, barley, and wheat, to plants like petunias, marigolds, and rhododendrons, which are usually found in small garden...
  • Organ Donation And Pesticides
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    For a while now, science has been a mystery to man, leading him to want to discover more and more about it. This in many aspects is dangerous to our society, being that scientific developments in new studies have been advancing too quickly for our minds to comprehend. Things such as cloning, organ donation, and pesticides, are things that the world may sometimes find useful, when in reality, it only brings civilization down". Raising science to the status of godhood carries with it inherit risks...
  • Use Of Agricultural Chemicals On Produce Crops
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    Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it's affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests that can destroy crops. These toxins are being ingested by humans in the forms o...
  • Information The Use Of Pesticides On Food
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    INTRODUCTION Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill, control, or repel insects, plant diseases, weeds, rodents, and germs. (Most pesticides are used in agriculture production, to killing pests found on hundreds of different crops including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereal grains.) All these foods form a good majority of North America's diet, and the majority of these foods consumed contain pesticide residues. Pesticides are also used to get rid of unwanted pests in homes, schools, and par...
  • Pesticides And Use Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering
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    Biotechnological Pesticides Some bugs and insects, most don't realize, have jobs to do. The work some bugs put in are not wanted. Some bugs are left alone to do what they want, while others are killed off for certain purposes. Most agriculture crops spray pesticides to rid the plants and vegetables of unwanted bugs. Pesticides do the job, killing the insects, but they kill the environment too. We need to stop using pesticides and use biotechnology and genetic engineering to control pests and ins...
  • General Use Pesticide
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    Pesticides Some 10,000 species of the more than 1 million species of insects are crop-eating, and of these, approximately 700 species worldwide cause most of the insect damage to crops, in the field and in storage. Humans have been on earth for more than 3 million years, while insects have existed for at least 250 million years. The first materials likely used by our primitive ancestors to reduce insect annoyance were mud and dust spread over their skin to repel biting and tickling insects, a pr...
  • Granular Pesticides Into The Soil
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    Introduction What is the goal of agriculture Mainly, it is to produce healthy food, affordable for consumers to purchase, while ensuring that farmers are able to earn a decent income. Recently, with greater environmental awareness in society in general, it is also now very important to protect the agricultural environment. This is a big challenge for farmers as they must still obtain reasonable yields and produce quality produce in order to meet the demands of the market. Both these can be sever...
  • Use Of Chlorpyrifos
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    Whenever the subject of pesticides comes up, it's easy to point a finger at farmers. But we homeowners, with our manicured lawns and exotic flower gardens, have nothing to be smug about. Each year we pour approximately 136 million pounds of pesticides on our homes, lawns, and gardens, which amounts to three times more per acre than the average farmer applies. In fact, most of the wildlife pesticide poisonings reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency result from home use. According to...
  • Federal Government's Control Of Pesticides
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    Toxics & Pesticides Enforcement Division Pesticides: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) The Federal government first regulated pesticides when Congress passed the Insecticide Act of 1910. This law was intended to protect farmers from adulterated or misbrand ed products. Congress broadened the federal government's control of pesticides by passing the original Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) of 1947. FIFRA required the Department of Agricultu...
  • Use Of Pesticides For The Purpose
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    1. When the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was passed in 1996 positive and negative impacts followed. Aggregate exposure was now taken into assessment, meaning the total sum of exposure to a pesticide would be considered when creating tolerance levels. Through combination of diet, drinking water, and home exposure to pesticides were also considered when creating tolerances. Exposure to children was a greater concern so a 10 X safety factor was included to ensure that the legal tolerance for ...
  • Chemicals Use
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    Risk / Benefit Analysis: Insecticides and Pesticides History records that agricultural chemicals have been used since ancient times; the ancient Romans are known to have used burning sulfur to control insects, as well as using salt to control weeds. Many other ideas such as these originated hundreds of years ago all over the world and have continued to develop over time into today's use of insecticide and pesticide use that we see in today's agricultural practices. Coming from a small farming ba...
  • Chemical Classes Of Pesticides
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    Pesticides have been used for a number of years and are continuing to be used despite the many problems these chemicals cause to the environment. In the 1930's pesticides were used to boost farm yields by killing the many breeds of mites and flies that tormented the crops. Farmers since have grown dependent on such methods and more powerful effective pesticides have been produced. Unfortunately farmers are not the only people using pesticides, Golf courses and ordinary families also use pesticid...

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