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These microorganisms are responsible for all activities that increase the quality and finesse of the soil. This ranges from air circulation in the soil to soil texture thus their death results in poor air circulation and texture. The resulting effect is that the soil does not have the capacity to retain water and carbon dioxide needed for healthy plant growth. The microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi also add nutrients to the soil. These nutrients are important for the growth of any plant. At times these nutrients are replaced by fertilizers but the regular use of these cannot be successful and is not recommended over a long period of time. At times the plants come to maturity and are harvested but they often lack taste and nutrients and are harmful for consumption due to the fact that they might contain traces of pesticides.
Pesticides have been known to cause the death of animals such as bees which are pollinators which play a crucial part in agricultural food production. This interference causes the death of many plants and animals. Some pesticides such as Atrazine have been known to interfere with the fertility of male humans as well as frogs. This effect causes dire consequences for both humans and wildlife. This has led to its ban in most of the European Union countries since 2004.
It has also been found that pesticides affect the health of those it comes in contact with and at times increasing chances of them acquiring lifelong diseases by as much as 70%. An example of such a disease is Parkinson’s disease. In children, exposure to pesticides is known to increase their chances of acquiring life threatening terminal diseases such as leukemia and brain cancer. At times they are born with defects if their parents were exposed to pesticides before giving birth to them.
Fort Myers, Florida borders the Atlantic ocean. The ocean and other surface water sources are subject to chemical pollution from pesticides and fertilizers according
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