Who is exposed to pesticides and to what extent?

I. How much is being used?

1. One billion pounds of pesticide active ingredients are used annually in the US; 2 billion pounds altogether.

The global use of agricultural pesticides rose from about 50 million kilograms a year in 1945 to current application rates of approximately 2.5 Billion kilograms per year. Most modern pesticides are more than 10 times as toxic to living organisms than those used in the 1950s.

II. Who is being exposed?

On the farm:

In and around the home and at work:

 Combat- the Gulf War:

International flights:

In the environment:

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