Hayes' Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology

3rd Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Robert Krieger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123743671
eBook ISBN: 9780080922010
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th February 2010
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The Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology is a comprehensive, two-volume reference guide to the properties, effects, and regulation of pesticides that provides the latest and most complete information to researchers investigating the environmental, agricultural, veterinary, and human-health impacts of pesticide use. Written by international experts from academia, government, and the private sector, the Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology is an in-depth examination of critical issues related to the need for, use of, and nature of chemicals used in modern pest management. This updated 3e carries on the book’s tradition of serving as the definitive reference on pesticide toxicology and recognizes the seminal contribution of Wayland J. Hayes, Jr., co-Editor of the first edition.

Key Features

Feature: Presents a comprehensive look at all aspects of pesticide toxicology in one reference work. Benefit: Saves researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest definitive details on toxicity of specific pesticides as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles.

Feature: Clear exposition of hazard identification and dose response relationships in each chapter featuring pesticide agents and actions Benefit: Connects the experimental laboratory results to real-life applications in human health, animal health and the environment.

Feature: All major classes of pesticide considered. Benefit: Provides relevance to a wider variety of researchers who are conducting comparative work in pesticides or their health impacts.

Feature: Different routes of exposure critically evaluated. Benefit: Connects the loop between exposure and harmful affects to those who are researching the affects of pesticides on humans or wildlife.


Libraries and institutions, hospitals, medical wholesalers. Researchers in toxicology, agriculture and public health.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:

1. Dose, Time and Other Factors Influencing Toxicity

2. Pest Toxicology: The Mechanisms of Pesticide Action

3. Pest Control Agents from Natural Products

4. Public Health Pesticides

5. The Changing Role of insecticides in Structural Pest Control

6. Vertebrate Pest Control Chemicals and Their Use in Urban and Rural Environments

7. Pesticide Use and Associated Morbidity and Mortality in Veterinary Medicine

8. Pesticide Use Practices in Integrated Pest Management

9. Properties of Soil Fumigants and Their Fate in the Environment

10. Risk Assessment for Acute Exposure to Pesticides

11. Genotoxicity of Pesticides

12. Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology of Pesticides

13. Microbial Pest Control Agents: Use Patterns, Registration Requirements and Mammalian Toxicity

14. The Assessment of the Chronic Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of Pesticides

15. Immunotoxicity of Pesticides

16. Risk Assessment for Acute, Subchronic and Chronic Exposure to Pesticides: Endosulfan

17. Genetic Polymorphism and Susceptibility to Pesticides

18. Pesticides as Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

19. Volatile Organic Compounds from Pesticide Application and Contribution to Tropospheric Ozone

20. Environmental Transport and Fate

21. Proteomics in Pesticide Toxicology

22. Metabolomics in Pesticide Toxicology

23. Irritant Dermatitis Syndrome

24. Photoirritation

25. Allergic Contact Dermatitis

26. Contact Urticaria Syndrome

27. Percutaneous Penetration

28. Regulatory Evaluation of the Skin Effects of Pesticides

29. Neurotoxicology of Pesticides

30. A Systems Biology Approach to Assess the Impact of Pesticides on the Nervous System

31. Neurophysiological Effects of Insecticides

32. Age and Pesticide Toxicity: The Influence of Age on Pesticide Toxicity

33. Lasting Beh


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Robert Krieger

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.