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Pros and Cons of Pesticides

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Cons
  • crops are saved from harmful pests
  • populations of harmful insects that cause or spread diseases are eliminated 
  • harmful or inconvinient pests are eliminated
  • disease carryiny pests will also be eliminated
  • pesticides may damage the environment
  • pesticides may affect non-targeted organisms that may be useful or important
  • species may undergo a decline of population, or even go extinct
  • humans may be affected and may get diseases 
  • the balance in ecosystems will be broken