Pesticide use: Health hazards
Pesticide use: Health hazards.
The rapid population growth has resulted in intensifying demand for food almost all over the world.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) recommends that half the portion of a diet in the plate needs to be fruits and vegetables to facilitate optimal nutrition, and dietary variety also is associated with lower rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.
As they grow, plants absorb pesticides, and residues linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to the kitchen, even after being washed.
Frequently, these chemicals are used on crops that are fed to animals, although residue from pesticides is generally not found in meat or dairy products.
People who live near agricultural fields may be exposed by the drift from aerial spraying.
It contributes to numerous forms of environmental degradation, including air and water pollution, soil depletion, diminishing biodiversity, and fish die-offs.
The entire products should be thoroughly washed and even those labeled organic.
The activity of pesticide residue monitoring should be made effective and regular by the government.
Adverse effects concerning food borne hazards ought to be scientifically evaluated and the issues should be addressed at the public level.