Happy Tuesday! This week’s question will focus on pesticides in groundwater. If you want to do a quick internet searching to prepare and review for questions related to this topic, feel free. Otherwise, read on!
The United States has been using pesticides for decades to protect crops and livestock from disease, mold, insect damage and many other types of pesky organisms. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), roughly 540 million pounds of pesticides were used in 1964. How many pounds of pesticides were being used across the nation by 1993?
(a) 760 million
(b) 820 million
(c) 910 million
(d) 1.1 billion
(e) 1.5 billion
Submit your guess in the comments below!
Stay tuned for the answer next Tuesday….