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    Pesticide Exposures

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    Pesticides are commonly used in the agricultural activities worldwide, and it is almost impossible to produce the huge amounts of agricultural products without using pesticides in the modern world. Besides the benefits of using pesticides, it is important to notice the dangerous of using them. Pesticides are some chemicals which are toxic to the insects in order to prevent damages from them. In addition, some of the pesticides will pollute the environment, and the most important fact is that pesticides are also a toxic chemical for human. There are numerous types of pesticide can be used in the field, and researches stated that people will be affected if they expose to pesticides without proper protections. Moreover, some pesticides had been…

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    Daphnia Pesticide

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    of Daphnia (Table 1). The pesticide we used disrupted the natural behaviors of Daphnia, and thus affected their performance. These results were expected since Atrazine is a powerful weed –killer that have the abilities to disrupt the nervous system in human and animals, this is why the Daphnia displayed a vertical movement when they placed in the Atrazine solution, which was an attempt to avoid it. Pesticides can also decrease the reproductive success of aquatic animals as demonstrated by the…

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    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,…

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    Methoxychlor Pesticide

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    years, the hunt for an effective pesticide has become crucial for agriculture. However, the use of these pesticides have brought more harm than good. Methoxychlor is a synthetic, organochlorine pesticide developed to replace dichlorophenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in 1948. It was preferred due to its low toxicity in mammals and shorter half life than that of DDT, thus decreasing its levels of persistence in the environment (Ye et al, 2014). Methoxychlor was used as an insecticide effective against a…

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    Rachel Carson Pesticides

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    Rachel Carson argues that pesticides should not be used around wildlife or used in general due to their harmful effects. Carson uses guilt, rhetorical questions and other rhetorical strategies to prove her point. Carson discusses the impact pesticide have not just animals but also people to show that this is something that humans should really be worried about. When things hit closer to home people are more likely to listen to somebody and their beliefs. Carson got support from a…

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    Pesticide Peer Review

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    Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides: The CHARGE Study, which was published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives published in 2004, examined the environmental health issue of pesticide exposure and the related health outcome of neurodevelopmental disorders developing in the children of women who lived in proximity to commercial pesticide usage in an agricultural setting during pregnancy and conception. The authors of the study included: Janie F. Shelton,…

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    Although pesticides are commonly used in Canada for vegetable and fruit fields, several of them contain mutagenic properties such as gene mutation and DNA damage (Ahmadi 2011). At high concentrations some pesticides can increase incidence of cancer, suppression of the immune system, and neurological disorders (Ahmadi 2011). Pesticides bind with DNA through the grooves of the double helix, which in turn causes hydrophobic interactions between the pesticide and either the groove or wall of DNA…

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    Bio-pesticides are ecofriendly pesticides that are obtained by naturally occuring substances(biochemicals), plants and microbes. All the natural products are not biopesticides. Some are chemical pesticides if they acts on the nervous system in the pest. Through the use of biopesticides in the wider way, health programme and agriculture can be beneficially effected. There are many disadvantages that associated with the use of chemicals pesticides like genetic variations in the plant of…

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    The controversy around pesticides use! Reading all the different articles in the American Earth book highlighted many important issues and concerned about our society regarding the environment and its impact on our health and the health of the wildlife around us. Though, I can say that the one topic that made me really stop to think and felt that it hits closer to home, was the one about pesticides. After all my dad died 4 years ago because of stomach cancer. What did my dad eat, and how safe…

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    War II, chemical pesticides has become the most popular form of pest management. (Muir, History of pesticide use) The first pesticide that was widely used was DDT; it was favored for its ability to get rid of pests against agricultural and human health. Pesticide use was very liberal and many pests became resistant to pesticides, this caused non-targeted plants and animals to be harmed, and residue started to show up in unexpected places. (Delaplane, 2) Rachel Carson wrote the novel Silent…

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