An estimated 2.2 million people globally are at great risk of exposure to agricultural pesticides, with the majority of this population located in developing nations.
Pesticides can enter the human body through inhalation, ingestion, or by dermal penetration through the skin, through broken and leaking equipment. Majority of the average citizens inadvertently consume pesticides through consumption of pesticide contaminated food.
Pesticides also come with a far more detrimental impact where it ends up killing the necessary microbes and insects which would have otherwise boosted agricultural production.
Besides, increased use of pesticide is an expensive affair which could have been otherwise replaced with other techniques in many instances. Some of these prescribed techniques by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute that can be used for rice production are stated below.
*Besides, placing branches in the field reduces the chance of insects and pest infestation.