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Chemical Pesticide Markets, Health Risks and Residues

Series: Biopesticides Series Volume: 1

By: J Harris

54 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2000 | #112873 | ISBN: 0851994768
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About this book

During recent decades there has been a steady increase in the use of chemical pesticides in both developed and developing countries. This has caused widespread concern about their impact on human health and on the environment. This is particularly the case in less developed countries which may lack appropriate resources to minimize risks and rectify problems. The purpose of this short book is to provide a review of: information on the scale of manufacture, import, export and use of chemical pesticides; examples of direct risks to human welfare in terms of acute poisonings caused by occupational exposure and pesticide residues in food; and examples of problems with storage of obsolete stocks of pesticides in developing countries. The focus is on acute problems in developing countries, particularly in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but some information is also provided about developed countries.


Chemical pesticide markets; pesticide exposure and health effects; pesticide residues; obsolete pesticide stocks.

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