pesticide


pesticide
noun
ADJECTIVE
chemical, synthetic

the threat to human health from chemical pesticides in our food

organic
agricultural
dangerous, harmful, hazardous, toxic
approved, banned
… OF PESTICIDE
level

It is claimed that current levels of pesticide do not pose a threat to health.

trace

Traces of pesticide in the water were ten times above permissible levels.

PESTICIDE + NOUN
use
levels
residues
exposure

the risk of pesticide exposure among farm workers

contamination, pollution

tests for pesticide contamination in food

poisoning
application, spray
PHRASES
resistance to pesticides

Some weeds have developed resistance to agricultural pesticides.

the use of pesticides

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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