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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2605-2615
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.298


Pesticides Usage: Effect on Human Health
Kanchan Yadav, Lavleesh Garg and Lakhwinder Kaur*
Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pesticides are widely used in agriculture to control a variety of pernicious organisms that spoil the crops. The positive aspect of application of pesticides renders enhanced crop productivity and drastic reduction of vector-borne diseases. On the other hand we have also realized that agrochemical have residual effect in the environment, causing substantial contamination of terrestrial ecosystems and poisoning human food. The chemical burden on the natural ecosystem has increased due to the industrialization of the agricultural sector. Pesticides promise successful prevention of harmful bugs but the dangers associated with their use have sadly exceeded their beneficial effects. There is ample evidence that some of the pesticides do pose a potential risk to humans and other life forms and lead to unwanted side effects on the environment and their long-term and indiscriminate use has resulted in severe health effects. Human beings especially infants and children are highly vulnerable to deleterious effects of pesticides due to the non-specific nature and inadequate application of pesticides. This article represents the effect of pesticides on human health from various sources and recommends some sound suggestions to decrease this impact.


Keywords: Pesticides, Human health, Natural ecosystem, Long-term use
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Kanchan Yadav, Lavleesh Garg and Lakhwinder Kaur. 2020. Pesticides Usage: Effect on Human Health.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2605-2615. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.298