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Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment

By: Graham Matthews

235 pages, illus

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | May 2006 | #157217 | ISBN: 1405130911
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There continues to be massive media coverage and public concern over the use of pesticides, the possible negative impacts on human health either by contact with residues in the environment or on our food, the impact on wildlife and the effects of long-term agrochemical use on the environment.
"Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment" examines how crop protection was achieved before pesticides were in use, how pesticides are registered for use now, pesticide application and the concerns over operator safety, and what happens to pesticides in food and the environment. Also included is an important chapter covering the future of pesticides in light of the growing use of crops, which have been genetically modified to resist disease and attack by pests. Written by Professor Graham Matthews, one the world's foremost authorities on pesticides, "Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment" is an essential purchase for all those dealing with pesticides whether in research, registration, formulation, application, or sales.

[This book] illustrates the factors, needs, and beneficial outcomes from adopting improved integrated pest management.Southern Africa Pesticides Newsletter (SAPN) "...the focus of the book on health, safety, and environment aspects of pesticides with a view to minimize their adverse impacts on operators, bystanders, and environment is welcome. Topics such as application technology, operator exposure, spray drift, and residue in food are covered in the eight chapters of the book. The book can help choose safer compounds, application methods, and application timings, and enhance awareness about the use of appropriate protective clothing (to minimise occupational exposure), disposal and waste management options, risk communication, and legislation. While it would serve as a useful resource for anyone dealing with pesticides from a range of disciplines, I think it is particularly useful for agencies and practitioners involved in spraying operations that aspire to improve the efficacy and minimize harm to operators and the environment."R. S. Kookana Reproduced from Journal of Environmental Quality "Application is reviewed, revisited and refurbished with up to date 21st century technology. Matthews provides a timely, highly readable overview of the current pesticide situation, major crops, the ecosystems impacted, and the critical need for improved regulatory, IPM, and educational approaches to facilitate both judicious and safe use of pesticides...a convenient, single source of new information on topics that will be a useful reference to those teaching IPM and pesticide safety courses, government officials active in regulatory policy, and for agricultural specialists working in applied IPM worldwide."Evan Thornhill, Imperial College "The book provides useful material on how to minimize human and environmental exposure to high-risk pesticides. The book can help choose safer compounds, application methods, and application timings, and enhance awareness about the use of appropriate protective clothing. While it would serve as a useful resource for anyone dealing with pesticides from a range of disciplines, I think it is particularly useful for agencies and practitioners involved in spraying operations that aspire to improve the efficacy and minimise the harm to operators and the environment."Journal of Enviromental Quality, June 27, 2007 'Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment (2006) is spot on the issues that are topical and of concern. Application is reviewed, revisited and refurbished with up to date 21st century technology... I would recommend this well indexed reference text to any involved in teaching or researching and those concerned with implementing safety issues... Matthews provides a timely, highly readable overview of the current pesticide situation, major crops, the ecosystems impacted, and the critical need for improved regulatory, IPM, and educational approaches to facilitate both judicious and safe use of pesticides.' International Pest Control, vol 49, July/August 2007


Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Pesticides and agricultural development Chapter 2 Approval of pesticides Chapter 3 Application of pesticides Chapter 4 Operator exposure Chapter 5 Spray drift, bystander, resident and worker exposure Chapter 6 Environmental aspects of spray drift Chapter 7 Residues in food Chapter 8 The future of pesticides Appendices Index

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Biography

Graham Matthews is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Biosciences, Imperial College, London, and is one of the world's foremost authorities on pesticides.

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