Pesticide applications in Agriculture and its Environmental and Human Health Impacts


  • Induja Mishra Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee, INDIA
  • Nilesh Kumar Pandey Environment Officer, Shree Cement Limited, INDIA
  • Namita Joshi Department of Zoology & Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, INDIA
  • Pashupati Nath Department of Civil Engineering, Roorkee College of Engineering, Roorkee, INDIA


Pesticides, Acute and Chronic effects, Environmental hazards


The use of chemicals in modern agriculture has significantly increased productivity is very common now a days. There has been an increase in the concentration of pesticides in food and in our environment, with associated negative effects on human health and the environment. The excessive use of pesticides has generated increasing concerns on the negative effects of human health as well as the environment. Impact on the environment of Pesticides can pose serious distress on soil, water, territory, and other vegetation. The pesticides application directly kill the insects, pest, weeds and pathogens but it also indirectly can be harmful and toxic on to the host of the other organism which are birds, beneficial insects, and all other non-target plant and animals. Insecticides are usually the most extremely toxic class of pesticides; however, herbicides can also pose risks to non-target organisms. With this concern most of the pesticides and chemicals are non-biodegradable, and as a result of bioaccumulation, they can enter into the food chain and eventually distress human and animal health, on the whole environment and ecosystem.


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Mishra, I., Pandey, N. K., Joshi, N., & Nath, P. (2020). Pesticide applications in Agriculture and its Environmental and Human Health Impacts. G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(4), 48-53.

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