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Pesticides

Pesticides are chemical preparations for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests

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Pesticide Exposure in the Urban Environment

Topics: Pesticides 

Pesticides are chemicals developed to prevent or destroy unwanted species including insects (insecticides) and weeds (herbicides).  Organochlorines and organophosphates, developed prior to the 1960s, are being replaced over time with pyrethroids and neonicotinoids which are considered to be less toxic alternatives. Pesticides are not only applied to the many stages of crop growth and harvest,...

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