When were herbicides invented?

Answer Prior to World War II, farmers used copper salts, sodium nitrate and iron sulfate to kill weeds on contact. However, the herbicide 2,4-D, identified in 1942 and marketed in 1944, is the first comme... Read More »

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Can herbicides cause Parkinson's?

Constant exposure to herbicides elevates your risk for developing Parkinson's disease, according to However, this elevation is slight and not the only factor for the onset of the di... Read More »

Can you use herbicides when pregnant?

On One Hand: Biologically-Based HerbicidesHerbicides or pesticides, such as weed killer, mold killer, bathroom disinfectant or insecticide, are commonly used in most households. Herbicides and pest... Read More »

Dogs and Herbicides?

When your dog runs across your lawn, it finds tennis balls hidden in the grass and sticks to chase. If you have sprayed herbicides to kill weeds, your dog could find the chemicals, too. ... Read More »

What are the problems of using herbicides?

Some problems are: - contamination of soils and waters - contamination of foods - killing non selective some useful plants or sometimes insects - intoxication of workers and animals