A case study on the impact of pesticides on human beings and farm animals
Author(s): Dr. Aradhana Verma
Abstract: Pesticides are chemical compounds that are used to kill pests, including insects, rodents, fungi and unwanted plants (weeds). Over 1000 different pesticides are used around the world. Pesticides are used in public health to kill vectors of disease, such as mosquitoes, and in agriculture to kill pests that damage crops. Pesticides can cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment because they are designed to bill or otherwise adversely affect living organisms. Anyone who uses pesticides or is present when pesticides are sprayed is at risk for dangerous exposure. The findings suggest that consumption of eggs and meat is also a significant source of exposure to the majority of organochlorine chemicals studied many pesticides act at the same site no calculations are made to determine multiple residual exposure in diets. They are airborne thus they are found long distances from the site of application. Exposure of wildlife over an extended period of time to pesticide levels not immediately lethal may result in chronic poisoning.