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Pesticide: cost-benefit

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Unlike other toxins or contaminants with which the public can come into contact, pesticides are intentionally applied to food, living spaces, and people. What are some of the risk-benefit issues in the application of pesticides? Is the risk justified? Explain your position.

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Unlike other toxins or contaminants with which the public can come into contact, pesticides are intentionally applied to food, living spaces, and people. What are some of the risk-benefit issues in the application of pesticides? Is the risk justified? Explain your position.

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The benefits of pesticides are that they either drive out or kill the pests that eat crops, food, or bite people. Some of ...

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This solution explains cost benefit analysis of the use of pesticides. The explanation is given in two steps. the first discusses the benefits of pesticides, such as the protection of crops, and the second discusses the costs, such as health problems related to pesticide use. The posting is a total of 190 words. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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