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Williams, Akan B. (2011) Pesticide. In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412996808 | Online ISBN: 9781412971874

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A pesticide is a material used for the mitigation, control, or elimination of plants or animals detrimental to human health or economy. Specifically, a pesticide is a chemical—liquid, granule, or gas—used to kill or control pests such as insects, weeds, bacteria, fungi, rodents, and worms. Pesticides play significant roles in increasing food production and eliminating diseases. However, only a few environmental issues have aroused the concern of the public as much as pesticides because exposure to them can be harmful to human

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:25
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:25

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