Pesticide pollution

By:Sarah Zollinger

Ways to prevent pollution

*The WPS is a regulation for agricultural pesticides which is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The WPS protects employees on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides.

* Pesticide product labels provide critical information about how to safely handle and use pesticide products. A critical aspect of registering a pesticide product is the approval of the product label. The information on this page is intended to help the pesticide registrant and the public better access, understand, and use information about pesticide labels.

ways it affects health

* Pesticides, which traditionally have been used in response to epidemics, have a role in public health as part of sustainable integrated mosquito management for the prevention of vector-borne diseases.

*10000-20000 agricultural workers out of the 2 million in the United states arebeing affected from the pesticides being used

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ways to advocate

  • dont use a pesticides without reading the label!
  • keep them away from children
  • use with caution

Expert Claim

"Pesticide product labels provide critical information about how to safely handle and use pesticide products. A critical aspect of registering a pesticide product is the approval of the product label. The information on this page is intended to help the pesticide registrant and the public better access, understand, and use information about pesticide labels."
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work cited

* Arnett, Alyx. "Follow Precautions When Using Pesticides." Kokomo Perspective. N.p., 15 Apr. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

* N.p., n.d. Web.

* "PESTICIDE ILLNESS & INJURY SURVEILLANCE." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

* "Pesticide Product Labels | Pesticides | US EPA." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.