Pesticides are harmful, why? Solution for this

Pesticides are chemical substances that have been used in different areas to get rid of pests. Pesticides can be chemical, and bio-pesticides like viruses, bacteria, etc. The most commonly used pesticides are to kill insects, herbicides for weeds, fungicides for fungi, and rodenticides for rodents.

In simple words pesticide is a collection of substances that results in terminating or preventing the pest problem.

Why pesticides are harmful?

Pesticides are of two types biodegradable and persistent. Biodegradable are those which break into microbes and other harmless livening compounds. But persistent one stays on earth for a longer period and causes harm to nature. 

Toxic chemicals in pesticides are meant to kill pests and they do so too, but a large portion of these chemicals also there unnecessarily. Those unused chemical stays on the earth for a longer time and harm the environment. In addition to this leftovers of pesticides enter the air and water in various ways.

Pesticides also have human hazards such as health impacts in the short or long term. Short-term hazards such as headaches and long-term problems can include cancer and reproductive harm.

These pesticides are another considerable hazard is they reduce soil biodiversity. The soil that is not served with chemicals has higher water retention and higher soil quality which helps the plant to grow well and fight against pests too.

Alternative of pesticide

Organic pesticides of natural substances are the best alternative for pesticides. Biological pesticides are one of the most efficient and easy-to-use alternatives against pests. These are way more similar to chemical pesticides but with the benefit of safety during and after use.

Other than this bio pest control is good to treat pests in a large area such as a field without chemicals. In this method, living organisms are used to control the harmful insects and deal with them.

 

 

  • Jan 09, 2023
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