Effects of Pesticides on Environment

  • Isra Mahmood
  • Sameen Ruqia Imadi
  • Kanwal Shazadi
  • Alvina GulEmail author
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem


Pesticides are used to kill the pests and insects which attack on crops and harm them. Different kinds of pesticides have been used for crop protection for centuries. Pesticides benefit the crops; however, they also impose a serious negative impact on the environment. Excessive use of pesticides may lead to the destruction of biodiversity. Many birds, aquatic organisms and animals are under the threat of harmful pesticides for their survival. Pesticides are a concern for sustainability of environment and global stability. This chapter intends to discuss about pesticides, their types, usefulness and the environmental concerns related to them. Pollution as a result to overuse of pesticides and the long term impact of pesticides on the environment are also discussed in the chapter. Moving towards the end, the chapter discusses the methods to eradicate the use of pesticides and finally it looks forward towards the future impacts of the pesticide use the future of the world after eradicating pesticides.


Pesticides Environment Chronic effects of pesticides Environmental hazards Pesticide registration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isra Mahmood
    • 1
  • Sameen Ruqia Imadi
    • 1
  • Kanwal Shazadi
    • 2
  • Alvina Gul
    • 1
    Email author
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 3
  1. 1.Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied BiosciencesNational University of Sciences and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Plant SciencesQuaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Faculty of ForestryUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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