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Carrie Steel

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of pesticides

How it all began Currently Approved Pesticdes Advantages of Pesticdes Disadvantages of Pesticides What can you do?!?!? Pesticides: Chemicals used to kill pests DDT invention Paul Muller
Early side effects
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates pesticides
The pesticides that are appoved includes, “Insecticides (chemicals that kill insects by blocking reproduction, clogging their airways, or disrupting their nervous system), herbicides (chemicals that kill weeds by disrupting their metabolism and growth), fungicides (fungus killers), and rodenticides (rat and mouse killer)” increase food supply
can save lives
Provides better profits for farmers Go Organic!

Biotechnology Seeds

Biological Pest Contol Alternative Methods Effects on Animals
-Endangered species
-new species and natural predators
Effects on Humans
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