Nicotine - Nicotine: An alternative Pesticide against...

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Nicotine: An alternative Pesticide against Cockroaches A Research Proposal Submitted to the Department of Science University of Asia and the Pacific In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course Biology (SC101) Group 6 Alfonso, Rea – Leader Cordoba, Lance Gloriani, Clarichelle Monsalve, Mara Ferido, Lloyd August 5, 2010
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I. INTRODUCTION Brief background of the study This study was conducted to tell us if the cigarette butts can be used as an alternative for pesticide. The common name for the remains of a cigarette after smoking is a "(cigarette) butt". The butt typically comprises about 30% of the cigarette's original length. It consists of a tissue tube which holds a filter and some remains of tobacco mixed with ash. In extreme cases the filter is slightly burned. Cigarette butts are one source of tobacco for minors and low income people. The shape of a butt hinges on the manner of stubbing out. The intensely pressed butt possesses irregular shape at the end and wrinkle tissue. Cigarette butts contain chemicals like benzene which is found in pesticides and gasoline. It has arsenic which is a pesticide that causes diarrhea, cramps, anemia and the like. Nicotine was named after a tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum. It is a hygroscopic, oily liquid that is miscible with water in its base form. It is an alkaloid. Objectives of the study the objective of the experiment are as follows: 1. to observe the effects of nicotine on insects specifically on cockroaches, 2. to record the observations and findings in great detail, 3. to analyze the observations thoroughly and to detect any effects on the cockroaches that is caused by the nicotine ;and 4. to conclude if nicotine is a good replacement as--an organic insecticide--against commercial insecticide that are harmful to the environment. Significance of the study This study was conducted to determine if the effects of nicotine against cockroaches can be an alternative pesticide. The study will be a benefit to people who wish to use eco-friendly insecticide and nicotine manufacturers in using the knowledge accumulated in the study to aid them in finding or creating eco-friendly and/or cost effective ways of using nicotine. If the effectiveness--meaning the possibility of nicotine in killing pests--is supported, this study will be significant in counteracting the use of nicotine in disrupting human health, to reduce the litter or pollution caused by cigarette butts, and replacing inorganic insecticides. The study will also be significant in developing other studies on organic and/or eco-friendly products. Scope and Limitation
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