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70,000 Years of Pesticides

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Abstract

Like metals and drugs, a third functional group of chemicals—pesticides—has a long-standing role in human history. The first recorded remediation of pests by humans occurred more than 70,000 years ago, predating metallurgy, the domestication of animals, and the cultivation of crops.

Keywords

Organochlorine Pesticide Gypsy Moth Boll Weevil Bald Eagle Peregrine Falcon 
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