Pesticide mist

Other Names:
Spraydrift of agricultural chemicals
Insecticide drift

Agricultural chemicals are frequently applied by spray from aircraft, specially designed spraying vehicles or by hand from backpacks. In more built-up areas pesticides are sprayed on parks, school playing fields, footpaths, roadsides, pavements and public buildings. Spray application is also used for domestic weedkillers and wood preservatives. Spraydrift or mist is invisible clouds of small droplets of the chemicals which it is claimed are carried on the wind even across oceans.

Related Problems:
Uncontrolled genetic drift
Chemical trespass
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST