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Pesticides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855738119, 9781845693183


1st Edition

Developments, Impacts and Controls

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Editors: G A Best A D Ruthven
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855738119
eBook ISBN: 9781845693183
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st January 1995
Page Count: 180
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Table of Contents

Monitoring and adapting to the changes in pesticide use profiles that occur in response to modern pest control and environmental requirements; Non-agricultural uses of herbicides: Triazines to glyphosate; Synthetic pyrethroids success story; Analysis of exposure to pesticides applied in a regulated environment; The assessment of operator risk from sheep dipping operations using organophosphate based dips; Pesticides in Foodstuffs; The poisoning of non-target animals; Assessing the environmental impact of sheep dip on surface waters in Northern Ireland; Pesticides in freshwaters from arable use; Pesticides in groundwater; The removal of pesticides during drinking water treatment; Pesticide usage in marine fish farming - the role of the chemist; Assessing risk should not be a hazardous business; The control of pesticides in water: The EQO/EQS approach; Storage of pesticides and the training of users; Pesticide loading to the north sea: The red list reductions.


This volume covers the developments in pesticide usage, with particular emphasis on the regulations that safeguard users, consumers and the environment. It provides a comprehensive guide to the use of pesticides and the efforts of manufacturers to develop pesticides that are both effective and environmentally benign. The difficulties and hazards associated with their applications, their environmental effects, particularly in wate and the control of storage, uses and residue levels in non-agricultural habitat and in foodstuffs are also discussed.


Agricultural and environmental scientists


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About the Editors

G A Best

Affiliations and Expertise

Clyde River Purification Board

A D Ruthven

Affiliations and Expertise

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, UK