Republic of the Philippines Region III – Central Luzon TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY Tarlac CityEDUARDO A. PANTIG JR. MaEd - TLE
What are Pesticides? are poisons used to kill pests. Farmers first used them to kill of bugs and weeds because they have big fields. After a while the cities and towns started using them.
What are Pesticides? Pests don’t have to be just bugs they can be weeds, diseases that kill plants, and other animals such as rats or mice. We use pesticides to kill off pests that hurt us, animals or plants.
Classes of PesticidesALGICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills algae.
Classes of PesticidesAVICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills bird.
Classes of PesticidesBACTERICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills bacteria.
Classes of PesticidesFUNGICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills fungi.
Classes of PesticidesHERBICIDES – a toxic chemical that kill weeds.
Classes of PesticidesINSECTICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills insect.
Classes of PesticidesMITICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills mite.
Classes of PesticidesMOLLUSCICIDES – a toxic chemical that kill slugs and snails.
Classes of PesticidesNEMATICIDES – a toxic chemical that kill nematodes.
Classes of PesticidesRODENTICIDES – a toxic chemical that kills rodent.
Classes of PesticidesVIRUCIDES – a toxic chemical that kill viruses.
Hazards in Pesticides Pesticides can enter your body inthree major ways: Orally – through the mouth Dermally – through the eyes or skin Inhalation – through the lungs
Hazards in Pesticides1. The main reason pesticides arebad is because they are bad for ourhealth. Cause a variety of cancers Cause birth defects
Hazards in Pesticides Make your skin itch and turn red Give you headache Make you dizzy, shaky and tired Be fatal if put in your mouth
Hazards in Pesticides2. When it rains, the water picks upthe pesticides and puts them into ourrivers and drinking water.
Hazards in Pesticides3. Some of the pests are not bad forthe plants and some even help theplants.
Facts About Pesticides At least three million people are poisoned by pesticides every year. 25 million agricultural workers are poisoned every year. More than 200,000 people die each year from pesticides.
Facts About Pesticides Half of all pesticides are used on the five main crops : cereals, corn, rice, cotton and soya. Approx. 67 million birds die each year from pesticides in the air Hundreds of fish die each year due to pesticide run-offs in the water