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Disinfectants

Antimicrobials and Disinfectants: Types, Uses and Functions

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Microorganisms are microscopic living things that surround us. They include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa that are part of the ecosystem. Microorganisms have many benefits to humans. They are used in the food industry for...
Rodenticides

Rodenticides: Uses, Functions, Types and Effects

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Rodents belong to the order Rodentia in the animal kingdom. Numbering over 2000 species, they are mammals characterized by upper and lower pairs of continuously growing incisors. Nearly half of the mammalian group of the animal kingdom...
Fungicides

Fungicides: Uses, Functions and Harmful Effects

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Fungi are unicellular or multicellular eukaryotic organisms that cannot produce their own food (heterotrophs) and are essential to the nutrient cycle of an ecosystem. They reproduce both sexually and asexually and sometimes have symbiotic relationships...
Insecticides

Insecticides: Definition, Uses and Health Risk

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Insecticides are toxic substances used to kill insects. They are used in agriculture, industries like tanning and carpentry, medicine, and by household consumers. Insecticides have increased agricultural productivity since the last century. Prior to this,...
Pesticides

Pesticides: Uses, Mode of Action and Environmental Impact

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Pests are a nuisance to humans. They attack crops and cause physical and economic loss to agriculturists; they are vectors of several diseases such as malaria and tsetse fly and are generally detrimental to...
Herbicides

What are Herbicides? History, Function and Risk

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Weed is any plant growing where they are not supposed to. They are undesirable plants growing in a human-controlled setting. They grow more quickly, their seeds are generally easy to disperse and are typically considered...
Dry Skin

23 Dangerous Chemicals You Need to Avoid in Your Body Cream and Makeup Products

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We are still learning on ways to take good care of our skin and protect it from damages and infections. If you are just seeing this post, please take your time and read our...
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