The Complete Book of Pesticide Management: Science, Regulation, Stewardship, and Communication / Edition 1

The Complete Book of Pesticide Management: Science, Regulation, Stewardship, and Communication / Edition 1

by Fred Whitford, Fred Whitford
     
 

An exhaustive, definitive guide to the past, present, and future of pesticide management

Pesticides provide myriad benefits but present a variety of risks. With definitive policies and requirements for pesticide review before a product enters the marketplace, with clear and precise labeling, and with good consumer education, however, pesticides can play an

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An exhaustive, definitive guide to the past, present, and future of pesticide management

Pesticides provide myriad benefits but present a variety of risks. With definitive policies and requirements for pesticide review before a product enters the marketplace, with clear and precise labeling, and with good consumer education, however, pesticides can play an important role in maintaining the quality of life we enjoy. The Complete Book of Pesticide Management describes the step-by-step process by which industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reach a consensus on the relative risk that pesticides pose to people, wildlife, and water.

While most books only skim the risk assessment process or are too technical for practical application, The Complete Book of Pesticide Management is at once technically sound and easy to understand. Fred Whitford's authoritative text links scientific information developed from pesticide testing programs with the safety and precautionary language commonly found on product labels. It describes how to communicate pesticide benefits and risks to the public and provides information on how to select pesticides and protect the professionals handling these chemicals. Risk assessment and risk communication are emphasized throughout. Contents include:
* The Evolution of Pesticide Regulations: The Shift from Benefits to Risks
* Epidemiology: Validating Human Risk Assessments
* Pesticide Labels: The Convergence of Science, Public Policy, and User Responsibility
* Environmental Site Assessments: Managing the Facility Against Contamination
* Planning for Emergencies: Preventing and Reacting to Emergencies in the Workplace
* Educating the Community and the Workforce About Hazardous Chemicals

Engineers, scientists, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, and extension and commercial application industry professionals, as well as students of these fields, will find The Complete Book of Pesticide Management to be an indispensable resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471407287
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Environmental Protection Magazine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
787
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.72(d)

Table of Contents

Professional Acknowledgments.

Personal Acknowledgments.

Book Contributors.

Introduction.

The Evolution of Pesticide Regulations: The Shift From Benefits to Risks (F. Whitford, et al.).

Human Health Risk Assessment: Evaluating Potential Effects of Pesticides on Human (F. Whitford, et al.).

Epidemiology: Validating Human Risk Assessments (F. Whitford, et al.).

Ecological Risk Assessments: Evaluating Pesticide Risks to Nontarget Species (F. Whitford, et al.).

Water Quality Risk Assessment: Predicting Complex Interactions Between Pesticides and the Environment (F. Whitford, et al.).

Product Development and Registration: Blending Scientific Information into Public Policy Decisions (F. Whitford, et al.).

Pesticide Lables: The Convergence of Science, Public Policy, and User Responsibility (F. Whitford, et al.).

Liabilities and Lawsuits: Understanding Regulations, Inspections, and the Courts (F. Whitford, et al.).

Environmental Site Assessments: Managing the Facility Against Contamination (F. Whitford, et al.).

Occupational Use of Pesticides: Handling Products in the Workplace (F. Whitford, et al.).

Personal Protective Equipment: Selection, Care, and Use (F. Whitford, et al.).

The Employee Bulletin Board: Where Employers Communicate Policies, Procedures, and Practices (F. Whitford, et al.).

Planning for Emergencies: Preventing and Reacting to Emergencies in the Workplace (F. Whitford, et al.).

The Insurance Policy: Protecting Yourself Against the Unexpected (F. Whitford, et al.).

Educating the Community and the Workforce About Hazardous Chemicals (F. Whitford, et al.).

Educating Your Consumer Clientele: A Holistic Approach to Pest Management (F. Whitford, et al.).

Pesticides and Risk Communication: Interactions and Dialogues with the Public (F. Whitford, et al.).

Today's Discussions, Tomorrow's Issues (F. Whitford, et al.).

Conclusion.

Disclaimer.

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