ENCEPHALITIS Acute inflammation of the brain headache, fever, confusion, drowsiness, and fatigue
TRYPANOSOMIASIS “sleeping sickness” Causes 21,000 deaths per year
ELEPHENTIASIS thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals Worst affected area is Ethiopia
A CHOICE FOR YOU Would you rather… Go blind at 30 years of age from tiny worms accumulating in your eyeballs Die because of a small chance of cancer due to pesticide exposure at age 50 or 60?
PESTICIDES PROTECT CROPS Pesticides protect 1/3 of our world crops Postharvest losses would destroy a further 20 to 30 percent. Food production would not match world demand if pesticide usage stopped
ECONOMIC EFFECTS Farmers save $3-5 for every $1 spent on pesticides Bugs can also reduce the economic value of crops Herbicides increase crop yields, reduce soil erosion, and reduce the need for labor
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