Animals: Sterility from Pesticides

Authored by: William Au

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100001025

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Abstract

Pesticides belong to a unique group of synthetic chemicals that have high biological activities and that are released legally and extensively into our environment. Therefore, there has been continued concern about their potential hazard to living organisms. A major concern is whether prolonged exposure to pesticides can cause reproductive problems leading to the extinction of species. A variety of studies have been conducted to elucidate the reproductive hazards of pesticides in native species, experimental animals, and human beings.

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