FC: PESTICIDE USE
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2: Pesticides are chemicals that are used for destroying, controlling or preventing pests. | What are pesticides? | How do pesticides work? | When pesticides are applied they can control the metabolism and behavior of the pest. Most pesticides can kill the pest easily but other pesticides have different uses. Another type of pesticide use is, Sterilizing agents they affect reproductive ability of the pest. Lastly, some pesticides are able to boost one of the pests to harm the other pests around them.
3: Repellents | This type of pesticide use is the most common. When applied to the pest it won't come back to the same spot nor will it die because it repels and once it repels it doesn't come back to the place you applied the repellent on. ex, When ants are sprayed with repellent they repel and they don't come back to that area where you applied the repellent to.
4: Short term effects of Pesticides | Short term effects of pesticides are, Headaches, dizziness and vomiting as a result of pesticides being applied. | Long term effects of Pesticides | Long term effects of pesticide use are health problems that include respiratory and digestive problems, memory disorders, skin and eye problems.
5: How does it affect the environment and people? | Plants and animals that were in the area were pesticides were used the population of them reduced greatly. Also some fruits and vegetables contain pesticides on them now. It affects people as mentioned before.
6: How safe are Pesticides? | Pesticides are fairly dangerous because as mentioned before it harms the environment and it gives long and short term effects. Also if you use it on fruits it affects it and it harms our body and things around the fruits like animals and etc.
7: What concerns are there with disposing pesticides? | There are several concerns with disposing pesticides. If we dump it into our garbage it causes health problems. Also if we dump it into our great lakes it will harm the water and environment around it.
8: A real life event associated with pesticides? | During 1994 in Mississippi, USA unlicensed pest operators sprayed 1500 homes with methyl parathion for a 2 year period. In 1996 when it ended, some day care centers were closed, household animals died, restaurants and hotels closed. Also this caused a temporary relocation of 1100 households because methyl parathion aren't supposed to be sprayed on buildings. | In this picture, methyl parathion are only used to kill insects on crops and agricultural related stuff because of the use of methyl parathion it caused relocation and lots of frustration for house owners and business owners.
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