2.7 Using Hormones

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2.7 Using Hormones

In WOMEN

  • Contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancies (helps plan a baby)
  • Injection of hormones helps other women become pregnant.

Taking hormones for a long time can lead to side effets

In PLANTS

  • Hormones used by farmers and gardeners
  • Weed killers to kill unwanted plants on lawns
  • Hormones used to encourage root growth of plant cuttings
  • Fruit growth and ripening

Hormones used incorrectly can cause damage to enviroment. 

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