Pesticides and Drinking Water
Corresponding Author : Muhammad Hashim
Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Hafiz Hayat Campus, Gujrat, Pakistan.
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Received : 2015-05-13 Accepted : 2015-06-11 Published : 2015-06-11
Abstract : Pesticides are internationally used harmful chemicals that are used to control pest attack on crops. Commonly pesticides are used to kill insects (insecticides), weeds (herbicides), fungus (fungicides), rodents (rodenticides) and some others. They pollute water bodies and agricultural products in different ways and consuming their residues by drinking water or eating foods may lead to serious health complications. Modern agriculture practices based on pesticide use are the lead cause of water contamination. There is needed to take serious steps to minimize water pollution caused by pesticides to achieve healthy life style. Due to extensive use of pesticides there is need of more research to modify the pesticide chemistry leading to the minimization of health risks and the introduction of nature friendly, less hazardous alternatives. This review highlight uses of pesticides and there acute and chronic side effects on human health and their role in water pollution.
Keywords : Pesticides, hazardous, acute, chronic, water contamination.
Citation : Muhammad Hashim. (2015). Pesticides and Drinking Water. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V3I1. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1000328
Copyright : © 2015 Muhammad Hashim. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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