IMPACT OF AGRICULTURE PESTICIDES ON HUMAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: BOON OR BANE
Dr. Jyoti Negi*, Dr. Anoop Kumar Singh, Dr. R. C. Tiwari, Dr. Manisha Dikshit and Dr.Ved Bhushan Sharma
Pesticides are a substance intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi or weeds or any other life form that declared as pest. After green revolution pesticides dependency have been increased in ample amount, which evidently have protected the crops from pests and crop yield reduction but simultaneously the adverse impact on health have shown e.g. Upper respiratory tract disease, Cancer, Tumour, Leukemia and impact on environment e,g, Soil, Water, Air pollution, hazards to non-target organisms and loss of biodiversity or ecological losses which are important for both socially and economically. Hence, we should minimize the use of pesticide and replace it with biopesticides. Biopesticide is ecofriendly approach for pest control.They pose less threat to the environment and to human health. Some example of biopesticides are trichoderma, phytopthora and bacillus thuringenesis.
Keywords: Pesticides, Weeds, Green revolution, Upper respiratory tract disease, Cancer, Soil, Air, Water, pollution, Leukemia, Biodiversity, Biopesticides.
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