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Pesticide Exposure: Rules Making These Chemicals More Green


HannahWhittenly

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The green trend is spreading across the globe, as our world continues to change and feel the consequences of modern life. More and more people are realizing the benefits of less harmful products, including the pesticides that protect many of our foods. Numerous companies are investing in this trend because people continue to buy the eco-friendly goods deemed less harmful for human consumption. Due to the sensitivity many people have expressed over concern for their environment, more natural pesticides are becoming favorable and demand is increasing worldwide. Organic pesticides are harmless to the environment, while also being free of other harmful components for human consumption. Here is how the science of organic pesticides are changing.

Green Chemistry

Green chemistry allows for the engineering of products without excessive amounts of hazardous substances. For example, chemical equations are being altered so as to make harmless water the byproduct of many chemical reactions instead of harsh chemicals such as ammonia.

Synthetic Chemicals

Synthetic chemicals tend to make up most of the common pesticides used in food production across the world. However, it is difficult to regulate these man-made chemicals, an alarming concept for consumers. Government regulations are beginning to encourage the production of products that use green chemicals instead of synthetic, allowing the consumer to better understand these chemicals and make informed decisions about what they are purchasing.

Methods Used to Make Chemicals More Green

Chemicals are becoming more green in many ways. Reducing formaldehyde, eliminating ozone-depleting gases, and developing sustainable methods for the production of less harmful chemicals are all practices that are being explored by scientists in order to make the world a safer place for both humans and the environment in which they live. By reducing the effects of creating chemicals, pesticides are becoming more green, and reducing and eliminating the harmful byproducts of the chemical processes that go into the traditional method of creating pesticides are making these chemical compounds safer. Both through individual effort and the efforts of those who battling to protect the earth, along with governments around the world, green pesticides are becoming more and more common, creating a safer environment.

Even in local businesses, pest removal is becoming less harmful and more humane. ICE Pest Control and Wildlife Removal, a pest control company based in Toronto, says they are always working on natural ways of removing dangerous animals and insects. Everywhere, more and more companies are doing more to fix the problems associated with harmful chemicals and sprays.

Organic pesticides are one way of creating a more sound environment for consumers interested in a more natural and green way of life. These pesticides contain no GMOs, added chemical compounds or colorants. The result is a safe, natural, and green product that continues to protect crops as traditional pesticides have before. By using up-to-date equipment and experts in the related fields, research is always expanding and developing new methods to attain these green chemicals.

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