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Which of the following is not an ill-effect of improper handling of Pesticides?

(a) Threat to the environment

(b) Increase in mortality rate

(c) Irreversible illness

(d) Decrease in mortality rate

This question was addressed to me in my homework.

I would like to ask this question from Microbial Transformations of Pesticides topic in chapter Microbial Transformations of Pesticides of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct option is (d) Decrease in mortality rate

To explain: Increase in mortality rate, irreversible illness, threat to the environment and humans when not disposed of properly are several ill-effects of improper handling of Pesticides. But this definitely doesn’t decrease the mortality rate as it poses serious threats and potential hazard to human health.

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