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FC: Pesticides

1: What are pesticides? | pesticides is a chemical that is used to kill pests like insects, mice, and other animals, weeds, fungi, or microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. some other examples of pests are termites causing damage to our houses dandelions in our lawns and fleas in our cats and dogs pesticides are also used to kill organisms that can spread diseases. most pesticides have chemicals that can be harmful to humans animals and the environment. for this reason the the environmental protection agency says it is better not to use pesticides on your agriculture and in public places.

2: most pesticides are lethal to target pests when applied. some pesticides are non lethal to target pests like pesticides that attract pests like insect repellent, sterilizing agents which interfere with the pests reproductive system when sprayed on and some defoliants that causes leafs on a plant to fall without killing the plant. | How do pesticides work?

3: Real life examples of pesticides | did you know even common product are pesticides like kitchen floor cleaners, tile cleaners, plant spray, lawn and garden products and chlorine for swimming pools | house hold pesticides -cockroach spray and baits -mosquito spray -rat poison -flea and tick spray | different types of pesticides -bactericides -baits -fungicides -GMO (genetically mortified organisms) -herbicides -insecticides

4: Short term effects with pesticides | humans hallucinations infections dizziness loss of balance and if severe blindness for a small amount of time | animals if the animal is luck or it is immune to the poison then the only short term effects the organism will go through is the same as humans or go crazy

5: Long term effects with pesticides | animals long term effects on animals are only death because that is what pesticides are here for to kill animals | humans pesticides may get in our water and if we drink it these may happen to us as long term effects: asthma, birth defects, neurological effects, cancer, hormone disruption, and if sever death!!!

7: How safe are pesticides | 90% of pesticides are synthetic which means it is artificial and safe but is this really true. in my research i have found out that if the pesticides (synthetic) get in our water and food then we can die and same with the organic pesticides some people think because it is organic it is good for the environment but no it is not. so to conclude my answer no this method is not safe unless a trained professional dose it but still it will harm you, the animals and the environment.

8: There are many concerns with disposing pesticides like if there is a little pesticides in a can of it and you happen to litter it that let over pesticides may kill some animals that meant no harm. also if lit on fire it can cause a huge fire cause most pesticides are flammable and that is another reason why pesticides are harmful. | What concerns is there with disposing pesticides

9: Real life example of pesticide's | Phorate (pesticides) was involved in the death of hundreds of waterfowl and bald and golden eagles in south Dakota in 1989. Many of the incidents involving wildlife kills result from misuse or illegal applications. one such incident cured in 1990 when an applicator in north Dakota illegally applied Carbofuran (pesticides) to carcasses for predator control. he was guilty of killing several forms of wildlife, possibly including a bald eagle. the man was charged and sent to jail.

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