Pesticide Toxicology and International Regulation / Edition 1

Pesticide Toxicology and International Regulation / Edition 1

by Timothy T. Marrs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471496448

ISBN-13: 9780471496441

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This book brings together key features of the toxicology and occupational hazards of pesticides and the way their use is regulated in the main trading regions of the world. There are chapters on each of the main groups of insecticides, namely organochlorines, anticholinesterases and pyrethrins and pyrethroids. The book also covers fungicides and herbicides, as

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Overview

This book brings together key features of the toxicology and occupational hazards of pesticides and the way their use is regulated in the main trading regions of the world. There are chapters on each of the main groups of insecticides, namely organochlorines, anticholinesterases and pyrethrins and pyrethroids. The book also covers fungicides and herbicides, as well as more specialised agents such as microbial pesticides. The risks and hazards to humans are considered, both occupational and through the consumption of contaminated foodstuffs.  Additionally, clinical aspects of pesticide poisoning are discussed.

The possibility of harm from pesticide exposure has led to the development of national and international regulations governing the application of pesticides. The book describes the regulatory systems in three major economic areas: the North American Free Trade Area (USA, Canada and Mexico), the European Union and Japan.

This book should be of interest to all individuals working on the development and application of pesticides anywhere in the world. All those involved in the manufacture, regulation and toxicology of pesticides should also benefit from reading this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471496441
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Current Toxicology Series, #1
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

List of Contributors.

Frequently Used Abbreviations.

Toxicity Classifications and Hazard Ratings.

1. Pesticides: An Overview of Fundamentals (Bryan Ballantyne & Timothy Marrs).

PART I: INSECTICIDES.

2. Toxicology of Organochlorine Insecticides (Andrew G. Smith).

3. Anticholinesterase Insecticides (Charles M. Thompson and Rudy J. Richardson ).

4. Toxicology of Pyrethrins and Synthetic Pyrethroids (David E. Ray).

5. Toxicology of miscellaneous insecticides (Roland Solecki).

PART II: FUNGICIDES, HERBICIDESM AND GROWTH REGULATORS.

6. Toxicology of Fungicides (Bryan Ballantyne).

7. Toxicology of Herbicides (Timothy C. Marrs).

PART III: SPECIAL TYPES OF PESTICIDE.

8. Microbial Pesticides (Ian C. Dewhurst).

9. Biocides (Bryan Ballantyne and Susan L. Jordan).

PART IV: RESIDUES.

10. Variability of Residues in Unprocessed Food Items and its Impact on Consumer Risk Assessment (Caroline A. Harris and Alan R. C. Hill).

PART V: HUMAN ASPECTS.

11. Occupational Aspects of Pesticide Toxicity in Humans (Angelo Moretto).

12. Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning (Gregory P. Wedin and Blaine E. Benson).

PART VI: REGULATION.

13. Regulation of Pesticides and Biocides in the European Union (Deborah J. Hussey and Graham M. Bell).

14. Regulation in NAFTA (Cheryl E. A. Chaffey and Virginia A. Dobozy).

15. The Regulatory System in Japan (Kannosuke Fujimori).

Index.

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