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Pesticides

  • By: Kimberly Fujioka
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Pesticides are materials used to eliminate or reduce pests. Pests can be defined as insects, weeds, mammals, and pathogens or microorganisms. Insects and weeds cause damage in agricultural products all over the world, causing losses in food production. Currently, there are ...

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