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The Methyl Bromide Issue

Series: Wiley Series in Agrochemical and Plant Protection Volume: 1

Edited By: CH Bell, N Price and B Chakrabarti

400 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 1996 | #53838 | ISBN: 0471955213
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Methyl Bromide is widely used as a fumigant in agriculture, horticulture and the preservation of structural materials, although its effect on the ozone layer is currently a major environmental issue. This book brings together all strands of the methyl bromide debate, covering manufacture, toxicity, environmental effects, substitutes and pest control functions.

The four chapters covering the chemistry and mammalian toxicology of the compound, its effects on target organisms, uses in storage practice, uses in storage practice, and alternative method sof preventing infestation and spoilage are written by scientists with established reputations in the fields of fumigation and food storage practice from this institution. What makes the book particularly useful is the juxtaposition of these chapters with contributions from leading experts in atmospheric ozone depletion and environmental analysis (in both the chemical and political sense). Pesticide Science


Methyl Bromide in Perspective (N. Price). Methyl Bromide in the Atmosphere (J. Butler & J. Rodriguez). Methyl Bromide and the Environment (M. Miller). Effects on Target Organisms (O. Macdonald & C. Reichmuth). Methyl Bromide as a Soil Fumigant (L. Klein). Methyl Bromide in Storage Practice and Quarantine (B. Chakrabarti). Alternatives--Chemicals (P. Annis & C. Waterford). Alternatives--Physical Methods and Emission Reduction (C. Bell). Indexes.

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