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The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics and Ethics

Edited By: D Pimentel and H Lehman

448 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #21740 | ISBN: 0412035812
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NHBS Price: £163.00 $208/€195 approx

About this book

Interdisciplinary review, drawings on the work and views of biologists, chemists, agricultural scientists, lawyers, sociologists, economists and philosophers.

'A comprehensive discussion of the pesticide policy debate.' Ecos '...useful, in places, as a source of information and is certainly stimulating.' Journal of Applied Toxicology '... a useful presentation of the problems connected with pesticide use.' Journal of Pesticide Reform


Contents

New directions for pesticide use, H. Lehman; social and environmental effects of pesticides - the impact of pesticides on the environment, Clive A. Edwards; assessment of environmental and economic impacts of pesticide use, D. Pimentel, et al; the relationship between "cosmetic standards" for foods and pesticide use, D. Pimentel, et al; risk of pesticide-related health effects - an epidemiologic approach, S. Schuman; pesticides and natural toxicants in foods, T. Culliney, et al; socioeconomic impacts and social implications of reducing pesticide and agricultural chemical use in the United States, F.H. Buttel; Swedish pesticide policy in a changing environment, O. Pettersson; reducing pesticide use by 50per cent in the province of Ontario - challenges and progress, G.A. Surgeoner and W. Roberts; environmental and economic impacts of reducing US agricultural pesticide ue, D. Pimentel, et al; government policy and pesticide use - government policies that encourage pesticide use in the United States, K.A.Dahlberg; pesticide use trends and issues in the United States, C. Osteen; alar - the EPA's mismanagement of an agricultural chemical, J.S. Hathaway; histor chemical, J.S. Hathway; history, public attitudes and ethics in regard to pesticide use - values, ethics and the use of synthetic pesticides in agriculture, H. Lehman; growing public concern for pesticides in food and water, C.E. Sachs; pesticides - historical changes demand ethical choices, J. Perkins and N. Holochuck; the benefits and risks of pesticides - two views - seeking a balanced perspective, N.L. Reding; an increasing public concern, R.L. Metcalf.

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