Hi, need to submit a 1750 words paper on the topic Excessive use of pesticides. Interfere with cell respiration.

Inhibit sodium and potassium conduction in nerve cells and block nerve impulse transmission.

Inhibits acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, which is essential in conversion of acetaldehyde to acetic acid.

Inhibition of liver enzymes.

Blocks nerve impulse transmission. and

Inhibits cell respiration and blocks conduction of nerve impulses.

Effects of pesticides on human and environment

Immediate effects

Skin, mucous membrane, sensory and behavioral, depressed motor functions, motor weakness, vomiting and diarrhea.

Long term effects

Memory loss, confusion, behavioral defects, carcinogens, cataract, bone marrow, liver and testicular damage, heart, immunotoxins.

Environment effects

Teratogen to fish, earthworms, bees, aquatic arthropods.

Why and when pesticides become toxic

Human beings use antibiotics to kill microorganisms. in a similar manner pesticides are used to kill insects, fungi and other pests which damage human food. Antibiotics, utilized by humans also produce side effects. in a similar way pesticides also produce some side effects. There is difference in the two. side effects of the antibiotics are usually experienced by those who take these antibiotics while the side effects of the pesticides affect the environment as they are distributed widely in the air, most of the time.

To inform the public and an ordinary citizen about the level of danger potentially existing in some of the chemicals and especially pesticides, the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) provides guidance. The agency places a label which carries information related to the danger present. The level ranges from caution to warning to danger.

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