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Overview

Worldwide, there are a vast array of agricultural pesticides and chemicals used to eliminate pests and to protect health, food, and fiber. The safe handling, usage, and disposal of these chemicals and pesticides is of vital importance. The Agrochemical and Pesticides Safety Handbook serves as a field resource on the hazards of these pesticides and chemicals.
Providing information on more than 500 pesticides and 100 agricultural chemicals, this informative handbook guides the reader in selecting proper respiratory protection, chemical protective clothing, and storage methods. The text also instructs users on proper response procedures for fires, spills, and other incidents involving these chemicals.

"This book with CD-ROM contains 40 guides designed for rapid response to incidents involving pesticides, provides information on toxic effects, response & treatment methodologies."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566702966
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 5/22/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Purpose of the Book
Organization of the Book
Introduction
History of Pesticide Usage
Market for Pesticides
Regulations
Federal Regulations and Standards
Worker Safety Regulations
The Pesticide Label Requirements
Pests and Pest Control
Pest Control Methods
Insects
Plant Disease Agents
Weeds
Mollusks
Vertebrate Pests
Pesticide Formulation and Dilution
Pesticide Formulations
Diluting Pesticides Correctly
Toxicology and Mode of Action
Methods to Estimate the Relative Toxicity of Pesticides to Humans
Toxicity and Labeling
Classification of Pesticides
Chemistry of Pesticides
Insecticides
Herbicides
Fungicides
Handling of Pesticides and the Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Handling Pesticides
Personal Protective Equipment
Respiratpry Protection
Disposables and Reusables
Pesticide Storage, Disposal, and Spill Management
Fire Hazards and Prevention
First Aid and the Harmful Effects of Pesticides
Harmful Effects of Pesticides
Heat Stress and Avoidance
First Aid Procedures
Application Equipment
Sprayers
Low Pressure
High Pressure
Aerosol Generators and Foggers
Soil Fumigation Equipment
Dusters and Granular Applicators
Seed Treaters
Animal Application Equipment
Specialized Application Equipment
Pesticides and Environmental Protection
Pesticides in the Environment
Protecting the Environment
Pesticide Tables
Alphabetical List by Trade Names
Alphabetical List by Common Name
Chemical Tables
Alphabetical List by Chemical Name
Pesticide Guides
61 Guides
Chemical Guides
18 Guides
Glossary

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