Sittig's Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals

2nd Edition

Authors: Richard Pohanish
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455731480
eBook ISBN: 9781455731572
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 12th August 2014
Page Count: 1006
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This reference handbook provides fully updated chemical, regulatory, health, and safety information on nearly 800 pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. The clear, consistent and comprehensive presentation of information makes Sittig's an essential reference for a wide audience including first responders, environmental and industrial health/safety professionals, the food industry, the agricultural sector and toxicologists.

Detailed profiles are provided for each substance listed, including: usage; crop-specific residue limits; hazard ratings for long-term human toxicity; and endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicity information. Every chemical profile contains references and web links to source information from the EPA, OSHA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other important advisory and lawmaking bodies.

This work is focused on regulated chemicals. The substances covered include pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and related agricultural chemicals used on foods grown and produced for both human and animal consumption. These products are organized with common names, chemical synonyms, trade names, chemical formulae, US EPA pesticide codes, EU regulations including Hazard Symbol and Risk Phrases, EINECS, RTECS, CAS, and other unique identifiers so that all who may have contact with, or interest in them can find needed information quickly.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive reference for the agricultural sector, food industry, agrochemical manufacturing and distribution sector, and first responders
  • Brings together a wealth of hazard and response, regulatory and toxicological information in one convenient go-to handbook
  • Covers US, EU and worldwide regulatory requirements


Environmental and industrial health/safety professionals, food industry (e.g. inspectors, quality assurance), agricultural sector, agrochemical manufacturing and distribution companies,emergency services / first responders, toxicologists.

Table of Contents

  • Notice to be Read by All Users of this Publication
  • Dedication
  • About the Editor
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • Key to Abbreviations, Symbols, and Acronyms
  • A
    • Abamectin  A:0010
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Acephate  A:0080
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Acetamiprid  A:0145
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Acetic acid  A:0160
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Acetochlor  A:0175
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Acifluorfen  A:0360
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Alachlor  A:0480
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Aldicarb  A:0490
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Aldoxycarb  A:0505
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Allethrin  A:0520
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Aluminum phosphide  A:0710
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Ametryn  A:0740
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Aminocyclopyrachlor  A:0745
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Aminopyralid  A:0747
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Amitraz  A:0940
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Amitrole  A:0945
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Anthraquinone  A:1390
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Antimycin A  A:1490
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Atrazine  A:1610
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Auramine  A:1620
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Azadirachtin  A:1625
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Azinphos-methyl  A:1650
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms
    • Azoxystrobin  A:1680
    • Harmful Effects and Symptoms


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About the Author

Richard Pohanish

Richard P. Pohanish is the author or co-author of more than twenty books in the environmental health, safety, chemistry, and engineering fields. Active in the information and publishing business for almost half a century, Mr Pohanish is president and publisher of Chem-Data Systems and author of Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens.

Affiliations and Expertise

Richard P. Pohanish is president and publisher of Chem-Data Systems and author of Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens.