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Journal of Agronomy
Year: 2005  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 109 - 115

Use of Agrochemical Fertilizers and Their Impact on Soil, Water and Human Health in the Khamargao Village of Mymensingh District, Bangladesh

Md. Muhibbullah, Salma Momotaz and A.T. Chowdhury    

Abstract: Agrochemical pollution level in soil and water were determined and their impacts on human health were identified with questionnaire survey from in the Khamargao Village of Chandipasha Union under Nandail Thana of Mymensingh District in Bangladesh. Pollution of soils and water were determined by the chemical analysis in the laboratory and the health impact by questionnaire survey. It was observed that the pollution in surface and sub surface water were found to be higher. There was no pollution in deep tube well water in the investigation area. Agro-chemical contamination in the surface water of Khamargao village was high. Human health were severally affected by the application of agro chemicals in the study area. The worst victims by agrochemicals were the applicator farmers who apply those chemicals in their field. It also been found that the old people were the most suffered age group by the agro chemical pollution.

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