ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Pesticides and Health Risks

The promotion of high yielding varieties (HYV) that marked the green revolution has led to the large-scale use of chemicals as pesticides. Increase in the use of chemicals as pesticides can result in various health and environmental problems like pesticide poisoning of farmers and farm workers, cardiopulmonary, neurological and skin disorders, foetal deformities, miscarriages, lowering the sperm count of applicators, etc.

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