Toxicology of Pesticides: Mechanisms of action and impacts on health

Pesticides are chemicals of natural or synthetic origin, used to kill unwanted animals or plants including algae, weeds, insects, or rodents, organisms which may lower crop yields, cause or transmit diseases, damage structures and in general, have undesired impacts.

Pesticides in Agriculture: Past, Present and Future

Pesticides have played a great role in the green revolution by improving food production around the world and helping reduce disease transmission by insect vectors.