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Pesticide Use. Members: Audrey, Austin, Eric Leader: Christopher. Statement of the Problem. How does the use of pesticides destroy the ecosystem?. The Extent of Pesticide Use. Approximately 1.8 billion people use pesticides worldwide. Over 1 billion pounds are used in the United States.

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Pesticide use

Pesticide Use

Members: Audrey, Austin, Eric

Leader: Christopher


Statement of the problem

Statement of the Problem

How does the use of pesticides destroy the ecosystem?


The extent of pesticide use

The Extent of Pesticide Use

  • Approximately 1.8 billion people use pesticides worldwide.

  • Over 1 billion pounds are used in the United States.

  • Approximately 5.6 billion pounds used worldwide 

  • Estimation of 25 million agricultural workers worldwide poisoned each year


Pesticide use in the us

Pesticide Use in the US


Causes of the problem

Causes of the Problem

- People do not enjoy having bugs in their plants, wish to exterminate them

- Can't learn to get along

- By using pesticides we destroy ecosystems

Audrey Lee


Impact of using pesticides

Impact of Using Pesticides

Pesticides can:

- cause air pollution by spreading through wind

- cause water pollution; contaminate water; harm aquatic animals

- decrease biodiversity of soil

-poison animals

Austin Chiu


Impact of using pesticides1

Impact of Using Pesticides

- intoxicate humans

- reduce food production; create higher production costs

- toxins can kill humans, cause disease

- affect adults, children

- enter human body through digestion, inhalation

Austin Chiu


Impact of pesticide use data

Impact of Pesticide Use: Data

Agricultural Use of Pesticides in the U.S.


Pesticide use

Impact of Pesticide Use: Data

Increase in the Use of Pesticides 

from 1965-1990


How can we address this problem

How can we address this problem?

- Use pesticides only when necessary.

- Spray pesticides directly onto the problem.

- Contain the pesticides within a closed area.

Audrey Lee


Bibliography

Bibliography

PDF American Institute of Biological Sciences

(http://savepanjab.org/images/pdf/Environmental%20and%20Economic%20Costs%20of%20Pesticide%20Use.pdf)

JSTOR Journal

(http://www.jstor.org/pss/25008847)

Global Healing Center

(http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/effects-of-pesticides.html)

Wikipedia

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_effects_of_pesticides)


Questions hw

Questions (HW)

Audrey: 1) Why do we continue to use pesticides?

2) What will happen if we stop using pesticides?

Christopher:  1) What alternative to pesticide use is there that does not harm the environment?

2)  What are the long term affects of pesticides?

Eric: 1) How many pounds of pesticide are being used in the US?

2) Approximately how many pounds of pesticide was used worldwide?

Austin: 1) How many people in the world are using pesticides?

2) Other than killing pests, are there any other benefits to using pesticides?


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