Residue Reviews / Ruckstands-Berichte: Residues of Pesticides and Other Foreign Chemicals in Foods and Feeds / Ruckstande von Pestiziden und anderen Fremdstoffen in Nahrungs- und Futtermitteln by Francis A. Gunther, Jane Davis Gunther
That residues of pesticide and other "foreign" chemicals in food stuffs are of concern to everyone everywhere is amply attested by the reception accorded previous volumes of "Residue Reviews" and by the gratifying enthusiasm, sincerity, and efforts shown by all the in dividuals from whom manuscripts have been solicited. Despite much propaganda to the contrary, there can never be any serious question that pest-control chemicals and food-additive chemicals are essential to adequate food production, manufacture, marketing, and storage, yet without continuing surveillance and intelligent control some of those that persist in our foodstuffs could at times conceivably endanger the public health. Ensuring safety-in-use of these many chemicals is a dynamic challenge, for established ones are continually being dis placed by newly developed ones more acceptable to food tech nologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, and changing pest-control requirements in progressive food-producing economies. These matters are of genuine concern to increasing numbers of governmental agencies and legislative bodies around the world, for some of these chemicals have resulted in a few mishaps from improper use. Adequate safety-in-use evaluations of any of these chemicals per sisting into our foodstuffs are not simple matters, and they incorporate the considered judgments of many individuals highly trained in a variety of complex biological, chemical, food technological, medical, pharmacological, and toxicological disciplines.
I. Introduction.- II. Pesticide formulations.- III. Hydrocarbons.- IV. Halogen derivatives of aliphatic hydrocarbons.- V. Halogen derivatives of alicyclic hydrocarbons.- VI. Halogen derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons.- VII. Nitro compounds.- VIII. Amines and salts of quaternary ammonium bases.- IX. Alcohols, phenols, and ethers.- X. Aldehydes, ketones, and quinones.- XI. Aliphatic carboxylic acids and their derivatives.- XII. Alicyclic carboxylic acids and their derivatives.- XIII. Aromatic carboxylic acids and their derivatives.- XIV. Aryloxalkylcarboxylic acids and their derivatives.- XV. Derivatives of carbonic acid.- XVI. Derivatives of carbamic acid.- XVII. Derivatives of thio- and dithiocarbamic acids.- XVIII. Derivatives of urea and thiourea.- XIX. Mercaptans, sulfides, and their derivatives.- XX. Thiocyanates and isothiocyanates.- XXI. Derivatives of sulfuric and sulfurous acids.- XXII. Sulfonic acids and their derivatives.- XXIII. Derivatives of hydrazine and azo compounds.- XXIV. Organic mercury compounds.- XXV. Organotin compounds.- XXVI. Organophosphorus compounds.- XXVII. Arsenic compounds.- XXVIII. Heterocyclic compounds with one heteroatom in the ring.- XXIX. Heterocyclic compounds with two heteroatoms in the ring.- XXX. Heterocyclic compounds with three heteroatoms in the ring.- XXXI. Inorganic pesticides.