Insecticide

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An insecticide is a substance uised to kill insects.[1] Thay include ovicides an larvicides uised against insect eggs an larvae, respectively. Insecticides are uised in agricultur, medicin, industry an bi consumers. Insecticides are claimed tae be a major factor behind the increase in agricultural 20t century's productivity.[2] Nearly aw insecticides hav the potential tae signeeficantly alter ecoseestems; mony are toxic tae humans; some concentrate alang the fuid cheen.

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  1. IUPAC (2006). "GLOSSARY OF TERMS RELATING TO PESTICIDES" (PDF). IUPAC. p. 2123. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. van Emden, H.F.; Peakall, David B. (30 Juin 1996). [Insecticide at Google Books Beyond Silent Spring] Check |url= value (help). Springer. ISBN 978-0-412-72800-6.