11th Class Chemistry Environmental Chemistry

  • question_answer 69)   A farmer was using pesticides on his farm. He used the produce of his farm as food for rearing fishes. He was told that fishes were not fit for human consumption because large amount of pesticides had accumulated in the tissues of fishes. Explain how did this happen?


      Pesticides are organic compounds which are used to protect plants from pests. These are mild poisons. These pesticides stick to the plants and also flow into lakes along with the rain water. Rearing fishes when consume these plants as their food the poisonous pesticides accumulate in the tissues of fishes. Thus, these fishes are not fit for human consumption.

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