Author(s): Ko Ko Latt, Sui Reng Liana, Sandeep Poddar, Amiya Bhaumik


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00116   

Address: Ko Ko Latt1*, Sui Reng Liana2, Sandeep Poddar2, Amiya Bhaumik2
1Staff Officer, Pesticide Analytical Laboratory, Plant Protection Division, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar.
2Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, No, 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2023

Human health and environmental hazards associated with pesticide handling are common in developing countries, as farmers and agricultural workers frequently lack proper personal protective equipment and may be unable to understand labels with safety instructions. Importation, distribution, use, storage, and disposal of pesticides. Pesticide utilization globally is increasing every year and Myanmar pesticide utilization is also increasing year by year. Its global rank of utilization is 86 and the quantity of pesticide application dosage is 1.4 kg per hectare. Although Myanmar's pesticide application rate per hectare is not as high as in other countries, ignorance of the pre-harvest interval after pesticide application, failure to follow labeling guidelines, calibration, misuse, and improper disposal pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. The goal of this review paper is to examine the uses and application of pesticides in Myanmar to raise awareness about pesticide misuse and to understand the negative effects of pesticides on human health and the environment. Pesticide misuse is a severe problem in agricultural productivity, putting farmers' health and environment at hazard. Pesticide impacts on the environment have a long-term effect on human life, according to numerous studies, it persists in the environment with long-term negative effects. As a result, pesticide management should be strictly regulated for the whole supply chain process of pesticides.

Cite this article:
Ko Ko Latt, Sui Reng Liana, Sandeep Poddar, Amiya Bhaumik. Pesticide Utilization in Myanmar and effects on Human Health and Environment. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):681-5. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00116

Ko Ko Latt, Sui Reng Liana, Sandeep Poddar, Amiya Bhaumik. Pesticide Utilization in Myanmar and effects on Human Health and Environment. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):681-5. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00116   Available on:

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