Essay On Pesticide

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study Pesticide that based on chemical is harmful to the user and the environment. Even though the pesticides are sprayed on land, they can make their way into a water source, such as a river, ocean, or pond. If a body of water becomes contaminated with the chemicals, many fish and other animals may die and get sick. This can throw the whole ecosystem off balance. Another way pesticides can spread and cause potential harm is by volatilization. Volatilization occurs when a pesticide turns into a gas or vapor after it has been sprayed, allowing it to travel through the air and spread to different pieces of land. This can be harmful for wildlife, such as frogs When eating a non-organic fruits, it also same as eating over 30 different pesticides. Even if the fruit is washed, there are still many pesticides lingering on it and they could have seeped into the fruit or vegetable. Pesticides that enter the body are stored in the colon, where they slowly but…show more content…
It is viewed as a major environmental weed, but is appreciated by some agriculturalists. Chromolaena odorata can also be cut and cleared prior to seed set, composted and used as a valuable organic soil amendment. It is generally regarded as poisonous to animals and thus not recommended as a livestock feed. However, some studies show its benefits in low concentrations, such as up to 5% for egg-laying chickens which also improved yolk colour (Fasuyi et al., 2005). In Malaysia, where C. odorata is an invasive exotic, the leaves parts are used by traditional practitioners for treatment of burns, wound healing, skin infections, post-natal wounds, and as an anti-malarial (Nurul Huda et al., 2004). Several medical studies have confirmed that leaf extracts have certain anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effects (Anonymous,

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