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Pesticide Toxicology and International Regulation

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ISBN13: 9780471496441
ISBN: 0471496448
Published: December 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £186.00



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This book brings together key features of the toxicology 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. Occupational risks to humans are considered, and aspects of pesticide poisoning through the consumption of contaminated foodstuffs, 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 researchers working on the development and application of pesticides anywhere in the world. All those involved in the regulation of pesticides should also benefit from reading this book.

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Contents:
Preface. List of Contributors. Pesticides: An Overview of Fundamentals (Timothy C. Marrs and Bryan Ballantyne).
PART 1 INSECTICIDES. Toxicology of Organochlorine Insecticides (Andrew G. Smith). Anticholinesterase Insecticides (Charles M. Thompson and Rudy J. Richardson ). Toxicology of Pyrethrins and Synthetic Pyrethroids 9David E. Ray). Toxicology of miscellaneous insecticides (Roland Solecki).
PART 2 FUNGICIDES, HERBICIDES, GROWTH REGULATORS, RODENTICIDES, AND MOLLUSCICIDES. Toxicology of Fungicides (Bryan Ballantyne). Toxicology of Herbicides (Timothy C. Marrs).
PART 3 SPECIAL TYPES OF PESTICIDE. Microbial Pesticides (Ian C. Dewhurst). Biocides (Bryan Ballantyne and Susan L. Jordan).
PART 4 RESIDUES. Variability of Residues in Unprocessed Food Items and its Impact on Consumer Risk Assessment (Caroline A. Harris and Alan R. C. Hill).
PART 5 HUMAN ASPECTS. Occupational Aspects of Pesticide Toxicity in Humans (Angelo Moretto). Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning (Gregory P. Wedin and Blaine E. Benson).
PART 6 REGULATION. Regulation of Pesticides and Biocides in the European Union (Deborah J. Hussey and Graham M. Bell). Regulation in NAFTA (Cheryl E. A. Chaffey and Virginia A. Dobozy). The Regulatory System in Japan (Kannosuke Fujimori). Index.