In the world of agriculture today, usage of chemical pesticide is getting more and more common. This, of course, endangers our environment, especially the balance of ecosystem in our nature.
Chemical substances in pesticides that get inside and accumulated in soil can cause water and soil pollution which will affect the environmental balance in the bad way.
Pollution can be defined as the presence of harmful and poisonous chemical substance in the environment that endangers living things around it.
Water pollution because of chemical pesticide can have effects like; cloudy water, dead water life (including little fish), and poisoned water plants.
Soil pollution from chemical pesticide can cause barren and dry farmland, hard to manage soil, low humus and nutrients in soil, destroyed structure, infertile soil, etc.
Besides soil and water pollution, the usage of chemical pesticide can also cause negative effects when there is chemical substance that gets inside and accumulates in fruits and vegetables that will then bring terrible effects on consumers’ health, in this case, humans. For example, the chemical substance DDT inside pesticide can cause mutated genes and chromosomes in humans so certain forms of nitrogen base mutated into something they are not supposed to be thus causing cancer and other syndromes.
Looking at various negative effects chemical pesticides have on our environment and our bodies, it should compel us to be more careful in using chemical pesticides and never to use it too much. Even better, go organic entirely and say goodbye to chemical pesticides and other heavy chemical substances for your farming and gardening life.
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