Pesticides are widely used in agricultural production to prevent or control pests, diseases, weeds, and other plant pathogens, drastically reduce or eliminate yield losses, and maintain the high quality of crops, vegetables and fruits.
Although pesticides are developed through very stringent regulation processes to function with certainty and minimal impact on human health and the environment, some serious concerns have been raised about health risks and the impact on the environment in recent years.
There are dozens of health problems caused by the usage of pesticides that were approved by a variety of scientific research worldwide.
Pesticides can cause short-term health issues. Chronic adverse effects can occur months or years after exposure or consumption of yields that were infused with pesticides. Acute health effects include:
The usage of pesticides can also result in more severe chronic effects, for example:
Although chemical-powered pesticides are commonly used in farming and gardening to increase the plants’ immune system from various diseases, they come with several cons that result in environmental harm.
Pesticides may move with surface runoff as compounds dissolved in the water or attached to soil microelements or organisms. Waste from the areas infused with pesticides can pollute natural water resources and contaminate the groundwater. Chemical residues on natural surfaces can harm plants, animals, and humans.
The use of pesticides also greatly reduces the general biodiversity in the soil. According to various scientific researches, soil quality is higher without chemicals as the natural biodiversity allows greater water retention, which is crucial for plants to grow.
There are great human and environment-friendly alternatives to harmful chemical-based pesticides on the market.
Sanasoil provides a range of products to help farmers and amateur gardeners grow their greens with the power of biology, forgetting about the use of harmful pesticides.
Use Sanasoil products to boost plants’ immune systems for sustained and long-term biodiversity development instead of choosing a short-term solution of chemically killing pests and drastically reducing the nutrients in your yields.