Pesticide Selectivity, Health and the Environment by Bill Carlile | 9780521811941 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Pesticide Selectivity, Health and the Environment

Pesticide Selectivity, Health and the Environment

by Bill Carlile
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521811945

ISBN-13: 9780521811941

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The re-evaluation of many compounds for their long-term toxicity to humans and the environment has resulted in extensive reforms of the pesticide industry. This book explores the actions of pesticides and their effects on non-target organisms, the environment and human health. In addition to the chemical and biological actions of pesticides, the volume covers the

Overview

The re-evaluation of many compounds for their long-term toxicity to humans and the environment has resulted in extensive reforms of the pesticide industry. This book explores the actions of pesticides and their effects on non-target organisms, the environment and human health. In addition to the chemical and biological actions of pesticides, the volume covers the regulatory framework within which manufacturers of compounds function, and the influence that pressure groups and the media have on the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811941
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. The rationale, principles and regulation of pesticide use; 2. Herbicides and plant growth regulators; 3. Fungicides; 4. Insecticides and other compounds that control invertebrate pests; 5. Soil sterilants, fumigants and vertebrate poisons; 6. Pesticide toxicology; 7. Pesticides and human health; 8. Pesticides in the environment; 9. Pesticides and non-target species; 10. Public perceptions, comparative risk assessment, and future prospects for pesticides.

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