What is a bad effect of spraying a chemical pesticide on crops?

1 Answer
Jun 2, 2016

There are much adverse effects of excessively using chemical pesticides. The world has turn to organic farming now.


-1- It affects the animals and aquatic life. Some pesticides wash away with rain and flow into water bodies.
-2- It kills some useful microorganisms/ decomposers in soil.
-3- When pesticides are excessively used they, stay in some of the edible parts of plants and when we consume it have many bad effects on us, which causes genetic mutations can lead to cancer et(there are many examples here, I have shortened it).
-4- It kills some of the useful insects which help in pollination.
-5- The chemicals stay in soil and in our eco system for a long period of time.