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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

A world view of pesticides

Pesticide pollution is a widespread issue. A global risk assessment of 92 active pesticide ingredients suggests 2.5 billion hectares of agricultural land are at risk of pollution by more than one active ingredient.

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Hough, R.L. A world view of pesticides. Nat. Geosci. 14, 183–184 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00723-2

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