Muzafar Riyaz1*, Wani Aamir Iqbal2, Kuppusamy Sivasankaran1 and Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu3
1Division of Biodiversity, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Presidency College Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Xavier Research Foundation, St. Xavier College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Muzafar Riyaz, Division of Biodiversity, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: December 04, 2019; Published: January 09 , 2020
The antagonistic impact of pesticides on humans just as on other fauna has been surveyed and reported from various parts of the world. The exponentially growing human populace and its food requirements have prompted farmers to favour high yielding monocrops. The financial loss caused by pests has been compensated by the use of chemical pesticides by farmers; however, this causes a long-lasting adverse impact on various life forms and natural environment. Kashmir is an ecologically sensitive and biologically diverse place with its colossal floral and faunal diversity will have comparatively or much severe impact by the utilization of chemical pesticides. Most of the cultivated land in Kashmir is being utilized for different types of horticultural and agricultural practices that provide a livelihood for the growing population. The impact of widespread usage of chemical pesticides has made enormous effect on human health and has turned into a serious issue across the globe. The present study aims to make an assessment of the impact of chemical pesticides on human health in the Kashmir valley. These results will be utilized for creating awareness among farmers and the general public and to recommend the usage of biological control and biopesticides for safeguarding human life as well as conservation of biodiversity.
Keywords: Chemical Pesticides; Toxicity; Cancer; Farmers; Agriculture; Kashmir
Citation: Muzafar Riyaz., et al. “Impact on Farmers’ Health Due to the Pesticide Exposure in the Agrarian Zones of Kashmir Valley: A Review".Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.2 (2020): 16-22.
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