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Pesticides are routinely used on crops and for mosquito control to combat malaria. These pesticides were considered safe and effective but over the years the impact of their application is evident.
Major problems include:
Loss of biodiversity
Low birth weight
Interference with natural pest control
Human health – Carcinogens
UIS offers testing for banned Organochlorine -and Organophosphorus pesticides that may be encountered in soil and water.