Consequences of Pesticides on Environment: A Review

  • Sahar Mobin Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • Mohd. Kamil Usmani Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Keywords: Agriculture, Crops, India, Pest

Abstract

Outrageous use of pesticides has raised major issue of environmental concern. Pesticides cover broad range of insecticides, fungicides, weedicides, herbicides, rodenticides, nematicides, molluscicides, growth regulators etc. Although the purpose of pesticides is to harm only the target pests but if it is not used correctly, they can also harm people or the environment. Agricultural development perpetuates to remain the most paramount objective of Indian orchestrating and policy. In the process of development of agriculture, pesticides have become a consequential implement as a plant protection agent for boosting aliment engenderment. Further, pesticides play a consequential role by keeping many dreadful diseases. However, exposure to pesticides both occupationally and environmentally causes a range of human health quandaries. The objective of this paper is to review effects of pesticides on various biotic and abiotic factors of the environment and to mitigate proper solutions for it.

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Published
2017-10-31
How to Cite
Mobin, S., & Usmani, M. K. (2017). Consequences of Pesticides on Environment: A Review. G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(2), 26-28. Retrieved from http://gjestenv.com/index.php/gjest/article/view/82
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Reviews