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Health & Environmental Issues

Some Issues and Potential Pesticide Application Hazards

  1. 1. Potential Effects on Non-Target Wildlife and Plants

  2. For example, some pesticides are toxic to honey bees which happen to be important for their role in the pollination of multiple field crops including fruits and vegetables. So to prevent bee population loss chemicals should be applied in the evening; a point in the day upon which bees have already commenced their daily foraging. More so, plants should not be treated with pesticide applications while in bloom except when unavoidable.

  3. 2. Potential for Ground Water Contamination

  4. Groundwater is the source for spring and well water and in geological terms groundwater comes from an aquifer. Roughly half of the U.S. population relies on groundwater for personal consumption. Prevention is the best method to avoid groundwater contamination. Evaluating the type, amount, and rate of pesticide application is the proper means to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination.

  5. 3. Potential Drift Issue

  6. Pesticide drift occurs when the application reaches a target area other than the one that was intended. There is particle drift or miniscule spray droplets that are moved by the air. And there is vapor drift from volatile pesticides that can change into a gas from either a solid or liquid state. Wind velocity is a key factor. Drift can be minimized by using the proper equipment, taking into account the temperature, wind speed and direction.

Helpful Links, Article Resourcs and Mobile Apps

  1. Public Participation Review Option with the Environmental Protection Agency
  2. MAPL Mobile App (Mobile Acess to Pesticides and Labels)
  3. PEST Mobile App (Pesticide Education Search Tool)
  4. Making Environmental Self Regulation Mandatory
  5. Global Environmental Politics Journal

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Health & Environmental Issues

Some Issues and Potential Pesticide Application Hazards

  1. 1.Potential Effects on Non-Target Wildlife and Plants

  2. For example, some pesticides are toxic to honey bees which happen to be important for their role in the pollination of multiple field crops including fruits and vegetables. So to prevent bee population loss chemicals should be applied in the evening; a point in the day upon which bees have already commenced their daily foraging. More so, plants should not be treated with pesticide applications while in bloom except when unavoidable.

  3. 2. Potential for Ground Water Contamination

  4. Groundwater is the source for spring and well water and in geological terms groundwater comes from an acquifer. Roughly half of the U.S. population relies on groundwater for personal consumption. Prevention is the best method to avoid groundwater contamination. Evaluating the type, amount, and rate of pesticide application is the proper means to reduce the risk of groundwater contamination.

  5. 3. Potential Drift Issue

  6. Pesticide drift occurs when the application reaches a target area other than the one that was intended. There is particle drift or miniscule spray droplets that are moved by the air. And there is vapor drift from volatile pesticides that can change into a gas from either a solid or liquid state. Wind velocity is a key factor. Drift can be minimized by using the proper equipment, taking into account the temperature, wind speed and direction.

Helpful Links, Articles and Mobile Apps

  1. Public Participation Review Option with the Environmental Protection Agency
  2. MAPL Mobile App (Mobile Acess to Pesticides and Labels)
  3. PEST Mobile App (Pesticide Education Search Tool)
  4. Making Environmental Self Regulation Mandatory
  5. Global Environmental Politics Journal

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