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Agricultural Reviews, volume 42 issue 4 (december 2021) : 450-454

​Ecotoxicology and Its Impact on Ecosystem: A Review

R.P. Singh, Naresh Chandra, Madhu Swamy, Shashi Bharti
1Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur-482 001, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Singh R.P., Chandra Naresh, Swamy Madhu, Bharti Shashi (2021). ​Ecotoxicology and Its Impact on Ecosystem: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 42(4): 450-454. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-2206.
Ecotoxicology is a relatively new science that helps to protect the existing ecosystem from toxic environmental pollutants. The scientists are working towards prediction, observation, monitoring, risk assessment and prevention from these toxicants and their harmful effects on population, community and ecosystem. It is a multidisciplinary field, which integrates toxicology, chemistry and ecology. Presently the human interventions and chemical production without proper disposal are one of the most responsible factors for presence of harmful pollutants in the biosphere. The toxic chemical may cause detrimental effects like change in behavior pattern of population, reduced growth, physiological and molecular changes and developmental changes ultimately may change the whole exposed ecosystem.  Although, ecotoxicologists are facing a lot of problems to predict the effect of a chemical on an individual living population, they are doing a great job to protect our ecosystem.

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