Part No: AN103-HORIssued year: 2016File size: 1.61mbFile type: pdf
Pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides are used extensively to increase agricultural yields. The total world usage of pesticides in 2007 was approximately 5.2 billion pounds with the US consuming approximately 22% of the total.1 The wide use of pesticides yields concern that drinking water sources will become contaminated, exposing the population to hazardous substances that may cause cancer.
Part No: AN074-HORIssued year: 2016File size: 1.25mbFile type: pdf
The initial use of many chlorinated pesticides, herbicides, and organohalides were to aid humanity. DDT was created to control mosquito populations which significantly limited the number of malaria and typhus cases in World War II; while the use of Atrazine has increased the production of corn and sugar cane farms and helped to supply the world
with the food it so drastically needs.