Pesticides In Society

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The use pesticides are widely used in our society today. People today use it to exterminate unwanted pests, such as rodents, insects and molds. There are initially three categories of pesticide substances: insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides—all of which specializes in the way it destroys certain pests. Insecticide fights against insects that “feed on crops, leaves, roots, and other parts of plants” (Naveen et al 125). This is the type of pesticide that may be used in most parks, gardens, sidewalks, and forests. Herbicide is the pesticide that is used in agricultural settings to kill weeds and other unwanted planets. Lastly, fungicides can be used to control disease attacks on crops. The use of pesticides in our society is extremely valuable to how we manage, process, store, and transport agricultural merchandises. However, as we continue to use these toxic chemicals to help preserve our vegetables and fruits, protect our crops, and fight against diseases that may threaten our health, we undoubtedly fail to recognize the health implications that threatens our society. I would like to argue how …show more content…
For example, farmers use pesticides like herbicide, fungicides, and insecticides. Herbicides are used for weed killers. Fungicides are used to protect from diseases that could harm the plants. Lastly, insecticides kill insects that would feed on crops; however, exposure of these dangerous chemicals have been known to be detrimental to human health. Nevertheless, they are continued to be used in our society today. Why? Perhaps, we have become too attached to its seemingly positive effects on food preservation and distribution, and the management of rodents and other pests it seem to keep away. We should ask ourselves is the negative implications of pesticides really with the positive effects? I don’t think so. I believe we should try to configure safer means of food distribution and pest

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