Organophosphates Chemistry, Fate, and Effects

Chemistry, Fate, and Effects

Edited by

  • Janice Chambers, Mississippi State University, U.S.A.
  • Patricia Levi, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A.

This volume pulls together a wealth of up-to-date information on the toxicology of this diverse and ubiquitous class of insecticides. Leading experts review the reactivity of organophosphorus compounds with cholinesterase, as well as their metabolism and biological effects on humans and other nontarget organisms. The book not only covers the anticholinesterase actions of organophosphates, but also other, presumably independent, effects, such as teratogenicity, delayed neuropathy, immunotoxicity, and behavioral toxicity.
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Toxicologists, pesticide chemists, environmental scientists, public health specialists, and pharmacologists.


Book information

  • Published: January 1992
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-167345-1

Table of Contents

(Section Headings): Introduction. Metabolic Fate. Toxic Effects--Noncholinergic Biochemical. Toxic Effects--Organismal. Summary and Conclusions.