pesticide

01. They use a lot of [pesticide] on their fruit trees, so I don't want to eat their apples.
02. You should wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating them to remove any [pesticides] that may still be on them.
03. The government is considering banning the use of [pesticides] in public parks because of health concerns.
04. The [pesticides] used in agriculture generally get washed into lakes, rivers and oceans, where they become concentrated in the aquatic life there.
05. On local farms, a lot of tomatoes are grown without the use of [pesticides]; farmers use beneficial insects instead to control harmful pests.
06. The government assured the people the [pesticide] was harmless to humans, and would only kill certain insects.
07. Malaria has been eradicated in many parts of the world due to the use of [pesticides] to kill mosquitoes, as well as an improvement in the general level of sanitation.
08. One of the problems with [pesticide] use is that over time insects become resistant to it, rendering it ineffective.
09. Studies show that increasing [pesticide] use has created a jungle of at least 48 "super-weeds" that are resistant to chemicals.
10. We use dishwashing soap as a safe [pesticide] on all our household plants.
11. There is a sign warning people to stay off the grass because it has just been sprayed with [pesticide], and could be harmful to one's health.
12. There are more than 4,000 different chemical compounds, including heavy metals and [pesticides], found in tobacco smoke.
13. People consume harmful [pesticides] when they eat plants and animals that have the chemicals in their tissues.
14. Golf courses put thousands of kilos of chemical [pesticides] and fertilizers into the ground.
15. It is estimated that worldwide, several billion kilograms of [pesticides] are used in gardens and farms every year.
16. Common sources of indoor air pollution include tobacco smoke, biological organisms, building materials and furnishings, cleaning agents, copy machines, and [pesticides].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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