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What Does Fungicide Mean?

A fungicide is a chemical agent that is used to combat fungal infestations and fungal spores. Although fungicidal preparations are used to treat certain medical conditions, their primary use is in agriculture where they are used as plant protection and curative agents for crops.

Safeopedia Explains Fungicide

Fungicides are particularly important in the production of staple foods including wheat, barley and potatoes. An estimated 10% more agricultural land would need to be cultivated worldwide to produce sufficient yields if fungicide use was to be discontinued. However, most fungicides can have adverse effects on human health and, therefore, require safe handling and usage procedures including the use of PPE.


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