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Assertion: Pesticides can pose a risk to human health and the environment.

Reasoning: Pesticides are designed to kill or control pests, but they can also harm non-target organisms and persist in the environment for a long time.

Option: 1

Both assertion and reasoning are true and the reasoning explains the assertion.

Option: 2

Both assertion and reasoning are true, but the reasoning does not explain the assertion.

Option: 3

Assertion is true, but the reasoning is false.


Option: 4

Both assertion and reasoning are false.

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Pesticides can have toxic effects on humans and animals, and can also persist in the environment for long periods of time. The reasoning provides an explanation for why the assertion is true.

Note: Pesticides are a major source of chemical pollutants in water bodies, and their use is regulated by many countries to reduce their negative impacts on the environment and human health.

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