Pesticides Effects on human health and ecosystem

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides are all chemical formulations to kills insects, pests, weed, fungi etc. to protect crops, save the yield for our food and supplies. Excessive or abuse of these chemicals is harmful to humans and the environment.

WHO estimates that there are 30 lakh cases of pesticides poisoning and above 2 lakhs deaths each year in the developing countries. Children are particularly vulnerable while they are harmful to developing fetus as well as the mother. Various diseases and disorders are attributed to pesticides, such as cancer, thyroid, diabetes, prostate, obesity, infertility, respiratory disorders and organ failures.

Excessive use of pesticides may lead to adverse impact or destruction of biodiversity killing the flora and fauna. Beyond the local area of spray, pesticides can travel far to other areas through air and water streams. Some pesticides remain in the environment for many years and spread toxicity in future generations.

Sources
http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Effects+of+Pesticides+on+Human+Health
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/01/cancer-train-india-pesticides-20151411811508148.html

January 12, 2018

WMC (World Marketing Congress), Mumbai

Outreach

In Europe & US, ‘Net Positive’ image of a business is important to get customers. Are these brands adopting similar approach while marketing in the developing regions? There must not be a replication of the use-and-throw economy or ...

January 12, 2018

BYOB with Roya (Artist from Iran)

Outreach

To avoid the use of one time use disposable plastic bags and promote the use of cloth or jute bags for buying vegetables and groceries, this workshop was organized. Visual artist from Iran and Concepts Artist Anju brought together intere...

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