Impact of HEI
Pesticides and Water Contamination
Applications of pesticides to crops can result in contaminated water resources. Creeks, rivers, and oceans are being contaminated with pesticides and other chemicals commonly used around homes and gardens and especially farms. These chemicals are not only a threat to aquatic life, but they can also affect the quality of our drinking water.
Impact on the Future
Level 2: In the long run, how could continues use of pesticides impact life on earth?