Pesticides have been used for a number of years and are continuing to be used despite the many problems these chemicals cause to the environment. In the 1930 s pesticides were used to boost farm yields by killing the many breeds of mites and flies that tormented the crops. Farmers since have grown dependent on such methods and more powerful effective pesticides have been produced. Unfortunately farmers are not the only people using pesticides, Golf courses and ordinary families also use pesticides for home gardens or to keep their grass growing green without flaws. I propose to research and discover which chemicals in some pesticides cause some of the environmental issues experienced today. I will then research and provide Healthy alternatives to these hazardous chemicals.
Research Paper will include: o Table showing pesticide Classes, Names, “Herbicide, Insecticide, fungicide”, Chemical make-up, and Effects on Environment. For example one of the chemical Classes of Pesticides is Organochlorine (Chlorinated Hydrocarbons), this includes benzene hexachloride, carbon tetrachloride and hexachlorobenzene as a few of the pesticides in this class. Hexachlorobenzene, is a herbicide used to kill unwanted ‘weeds’ (Dandelions).
In Animals, when exposed to Hexachlorobenzene birds experienced reduced hatchability, reproductive damage and liver damage; fish experienced body-swelling and liver and kidney damage; crustaceans experienced growth and mutations.
Animal Experimentation Stopped BAD Animal Experimentation Stopped Essay, Research Paper BAD SCIENCE Why is a practice responsible for so many billion innocent lives still in affect in America today despite its many negative aspects? Animal experimentation, formerly known by the Greek word vivisection, referred to the dissection of living animals for experimental purposes. Recently the term has ...
In humans and other mammals hexachlorobenzene has been known to cause liver damage, nerve damage, thyroid damage and to cross placenta. Class Name Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide Chemical Make-Up Environmental Effects Organochlorine Hexachlorobenzene Herbicide C 6 Cl 6 Humans: Liver damage, Nerve damage, Thyroid damage, Harm unborn children. Birds: Reduced hatchability, Reproductive damage, Liver damage. Fish: Full body swelling, Liver and Kidney damage. o Brief history of pesticides A brief history of pesticides – Why they began, how they worked, how they have progressed throughout the years. o Injury and Illnesses related to pesticides Pesticides have increased the number of deaths, cancers and other health concerns in wildlife, and humans.
Some related illnesses and how they are plaguing society today. o Healthy organic pesticide alternatives Environmentally friendly alternatives to potentially harmful pesticides such as, introducing ladybugs in organic gardens so to get rid of some pests without creating an unhealthy environment.