Toxicology of Pesticides: Experimental, Clinical and Regulatory Perspectives

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This book examines the most recent advances in the toxicology of pesticides. An initial series of chapters deals with various aspects of experimental toxicology. Assessment of human exposure, clinical management of pesticide poisoning, individual susceptibility to pesticide toxicity and extrapolation of animal data to human are also discussed. Furthermore, the problems of the environmental distribution, fate, ecotoxicology, as well as risk management of pesticides are discussed. This book should prove useful in ...
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Overview

This book examines the most recent advances in the toxicology of pesticides. An initial series of chapters deals with various aspects of experimental toxicology. Assessment of human exposure, clinical management of pesticide poisoning, individual susceptibility to pesticide toxicity and extrapolation of animal data to human are also discussed. Furthermore, the problems of the environmental distribution, fate, ecotoxicology, as well as risk management of pesticides are discussed. This book should prove useful in improving the relationship between experimental toxicologists and clinicians, and will facilitate the process of risk assessment and risk management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642709005
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Nato ASI Subseries H: (closed) , #13
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Toxicology of Pesticides: A Brief History.- Production and Use of Pesticides.- Role of Metabolism in Pesticide Selectivity and Toxicity.- Toxicology of Organophosphates and Carbamates.- Toxicology of Chlorophenoxy Herbicides and their Contaminants.- Reactive Oxygen Species and Cell Injury: Role in Pesticide Toxicity.- Interaction of Insecticides with the Nervous System.- The Role of Genetic Differences in Human Susceptibility to Pesticides.- The Reproductive Toxicology of Pesticides.- Carcinogenicity of Pesticides.- Dermal Toxicity of Pesticides.- Environmental Distribution and Fate of Pesticides. A Predictive Approach.- Ecotoxicology of Pesticides: The Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the Environmental Hazard Presented by New Pesticides.- Clinical Management of Pesticide Poisoning.- Assessment of Human Exposure to Pesticides.- Pesticides — Risk Assessment and Safe Use.- Role of Biotechnology in Pesticide Development: Bacillus Thuringiensis as an Example.- Pesticide Use Exposure and Regulation in Developed and Developing Countries.- Species Differences in Serum Paraoxonase Correlate with Sensitivity to Paraoxon Toxicity.- The Effects of Pyrethroid Insecticides on Synaptic Transmission in Slices of Guinea Pig Olfactory Cortex.- Critical Review of Pesticide-Related Alimentary Outbreaks.- Peripheral and Central Enzyme Inhibition by Fenthion, Fenitrothion and Desbromoleptophos.- Application of Structure-Activity Analysis for Estimation of Potential Effects of Pesticides on Environmental Biological Targets.- Decrements in Retrograde Axonal Transport Precede Onset of Nerve Fiber Degeneration in Organophosphate Neuropathy.- The Lungs as a Target for the Toxicity of Some Organophosphorus Compounds.- Behavioral and Biochemical Effects of Early Postnatal Parathion Exposure in the Rat.- Effects of Lindane on Central Nervous System: Behavioural Studies.
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