Issues related to use of Chemical Synthetic Pesticides


While all pesticides can be dangerous when used inappropriately, highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) are  of particular concern due to the severe adverse effects they can cause to human health and the  environment. Of the 7,717 tonnes of pesticides used in India during 2015-16, 2,254 tonnes belonged to  Class 1 HHPs, many of whom are banned in other countries.

More dangerously, persistent pesticides can be magnified through the food chain and have been detected  in products ranging from meat, poultry, and fish, to vegetable oils, nuts, and various fruits and vegetables. These articles will provide you information about usage of synthetic pesticides and its consequnces.