Pesticides should not be banned completely because of its need in agriculture and the effect on the industry if banned. Pesticides are necessary for the production of large quantities of produce. If pesticides are not used the overall quantity of the produce will decrease because of the damage caused by the insects. The economy will also be affected because there is a whole industry revolving around the production of pesticides. If the banning of pesticides go through the whole industry will collapse, and there will be no doubt that there will be a ripple in the economy as a whole. Instead of banning pesticides, stronger control and regulation is a much better solution.
The indiscriminate use of pesticides has hurt the nature badly and has caused the population of animals to decline rapidly. In fact, the effects of pesticides are far beyond our imagination. While people think of it as unhealthy, pesticides actually have a long chain effect, passing death from one to another. Not only will these synthetic chemicals distribute over the surrounding, but they will also enter inside animals’ bodies; the residues are then stored into our bodies when we eat, allowing them to hamper out bodies from functioning normally and causing all kinds of human illness. Pesticides can harm both the environment and organisms. Pesticides are not necessary; we can still live without pesticides. Yet, we will be facing all kinds of serious environmental and health issues if we still choose to use this agricultural chemical spray.
Although pesticides were primarily designed to benefit the human community, these products had significantly provoked negative effects. As humans applied pesticides on farms, the toxicity had ingrained into the crops as well as the livestock grew on the farms. Also, we could never eliminate the pests because they would gradually become immune to the pesticides. I think it is better to adopt biological control as a method to regulate pest because it is a more natural way.
According to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, pesticides could greatly harm the environment. For instance, pesticides would contaminate water resources, soil, and other organisms related to water and soil. You might think that the water plant could clean the contaminated water for you before you drink it. However, most of the harmful chemicals within pesticides are too small and too stable to be detected or break down. Therefore, human are exposed to the dreadful pesticides at all time. As could be seen, pesticides could definitely do more harm than goods for human, so we should ban the usage of pesticide immediately.
The utilization of pesticides not only kills pests but also contaminates the food, water, and environment of human beings. According to USDA, 60 percent of our produce still contains more than one pesticide even after being peeled and washed. Once these chemicals enter the food chain, the ecosystem will be largely affected as some of the food sources start to disappear, and it will also have a great impact on the health of human beings through the meat and vegetables we eat on a daily basis since pesticides are designed to kill.
I think pesticides should be banned because it can cause great harm to humans, animals, and plants. There are other ways to decrease the amount of insects instead of pesticides, therefore pesticidies are not the only choice. Even though the prices might raise, humans' lives are more important than some money.
Pesticide effects on human
Pesticides are designed to kill and because their mode of action is not specific to one species, they often kill or harm organisms other than pests, including humans. As someone above says that it may cause cancer to your surrounding live. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 3 million cases of pesticide poisoning each year and up to 220,000 deaths, primarily in developing countries. The application of pesticides is often not very precise, and unintended exposures occur to other organisms in the general area where pesticides are applied. Children, and indeed any young and developing organisms, are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides. Even very low levels of exposure during development may have adverse health effects.
Pesticides are designed to kill and because their mode of action is not specific to one species, they often kill or harm organisms other than pests, including humans. As someone above says that it can cause cancer and kill someone. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 3 million cases of pesticide poisoning each year and up to 220,000 deaths, primarily in developing countries. The application of pesticides is often not very precise, and unintended exposures occur to other organisms in the general area where pesticides are applied. Children, and indeed any young and developing organisms, are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides. Even very low levels of exposure during development may have adverse health effects.
We live smack dab in the middle of a farm and my dad suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for 17 years before he died. Pilots are irresponsible and fly over houses for no reason and get spray outside the fields limit. A pilot got MS and cancer and died from it and its clear that he brainwashed his son to do the same profession. This was when pilots were directly exposed to the spray without any protection. His son is so brainwashed that he probably thinks its just a coincedence that his dad got MS. No its not. There have been studies about breathing pesticides and MS. The medical and scientific system is rigged. Monsanto funds all the studies that say roundup is safe. Wake up people, pesticides are one of the most toxic chemicals on earth, people get diseases later even if there is no immediate effects.
How can we continue using pesticides when bee populations are decreasing annually?
Every year 220,000 people die from pesticides according to the WHO, this is from 3 million cases of pesticide poisoning. Just because these deaths are mostly in developing countries does not make it ok! It is time they are banned.
They shouldn't be banned because my dog sometimes gets flies all over her and they don't go away without the Pesticides! It helped a lot! Plus I am doing a debate over at the High School and other people in the class are doing their own debates of their own topics. Anyone who thinks they should be banned you need to go back to school/5th grade science class. If you think they should be banned then go kys!
Pesticides should not be banned. I spent the summer battling fleas from two dogs that I have and pesticides and sprays are the only thing that kept me sane. If you are abusing it and it is making you sick, go blame yourself for not reading the directions but do not take them away from everyone because you can not follow simple basic instructions on a container. Instead of trying to get them banned, go tell your congressman that your a dumb idiot that needs to go back to school.
Although it is said that people can get cancer from pesticides, they could get cancer from other sources like diet soda or not wearing enough sun block or sun screen. Pesticides have been blamed for killing when in actuality, doctors are not entirely sure that their cause is only pesticides. Also the cost is too high to do without the pesticides because there would be insects eating our human food. There are enough bees in the world that a couple could pass and not be harmful to the environment.
Those who use pesticide above the current limits should be penalized with a hefty charge. If pesticides are not used, more than half of the crops will be infested and food will be become expensive and not available as it now. Natural pesticides are not that effective either. Plus natural is not always safe..
People may depend upon the jobs and tax base that pesticide manufacturers, distributors, dealers, commercial applicators, and farmers provide. Next, pesticides play an important role in agriculture. It keeps insects and disease organisms like weeds away from the crops so that they don't die or get ruined. Without pesticides a lot of plants would be dying. And that causes a large economic issue. For example, in local supermarket, fruit and vegetable prices would increase by about 40% because it would be harder to produce organic crops. The farmers would have a harder time and would have to charge more. For the lower class people, this can be very bad for them. Overall, there would be a lot of problems being created if we get rid of pesticides.
I feel that we need pesticides therefore, I would be against banning it altogether. I am a firm believer that it should be controlled and that people need to educate themselves more on the harm involved in the use of them. I personally know of one person who lost his life because of the use of pesticides.
The benefits of pesticides cannot be replicated with more natural methods, that is without debate. It certainly wouldn't hurt to be stricter with their usage, though. Test them constantly, make sure they aren't hurting us. Penalize people using them that hurt wildlife through careless distribution. They're very useful, they just need to be watched.
Pesticides allow the production of large quantities of food. Without them, bugs and pests would take over our agricultural supply diminishing the amount of food we have available. This would cause a great increase in food prices and even food shortages leading to mass starvation. Pesticides are necessary evil in order to control pests.
Our neighbour used them on his garden and my mom got cancer. She stayed in the hospital until she slowly died. She was always against pesticides but to die is a bit harsh. With out pesticides people would not have to feel the pain I did when my loved one died beacause of pesdicides
Of we had no pesticide we would be poisoned from the bugs. It keeps the poison away.Yeah itt hurts the bugs but there are some pesticides that only make the bugs say No to eating the plants.Pesticide will keep us alive and keep our food. If you don't agree well that is your opinion not mine.