Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water  BOOK REPRINT  Book

Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water BOOK REPRINT

  • Author : Damia Barcelo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1997-12-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 008054312X

Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water BOOK REPRINT Excerpt :

The book covers a critical compilation of analytical methods used for the monitoring of pesticides and their degradation products in water. It contains up-to-date material and is the direct result of the authors' experience in the field of pesticide analysis. The book is structured in six chapters, starting from general aspects of pesticides like usage, physicochemical parameters and occurrence in the environment. A second chapter is devoted to sampling from water matrices, stability methods of pesticides in water and quality assurance issues. The general chromatographic methods for pesticides are reported, including the newly developed electrophoresis methods and GC-MS and LC-MS confirmatory analytical methods. Sample preparation methodologies, including off-line and on-line techniques are described in the next two chapters, with a comprehensive list of examples of pesticides and many metabolites, including the use of different GC-methods and LC-methods. The final chapter is devoted to the development of biological techniques, immunoassays and biosensors, for the trace determination of pesticides in water samples. The book answers one of the key problems in pesticide analysis: the diversity of chemical functional groups, with varying polarity and physicochemical properties. Pesticides and their metabolites have received particular attention during the last few years in environmental trace-organic analysis. For instance, in the case of groundwater, the use of pesticides has become a cause for concern. Under the right conditions, pesticides, such as fertilizer nitrogen, can move through the soil into groundwater, a phenomenon once thought improbable. The movement of agrochemicals in surface water flow can be, in some instances, a major problem, specially in the case of water soluble pesticides that are generally transported to estuarine and coastal waters. Estuarine waters feature gradients of both pollutant concentrations and physicochemical characteristics such as

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals Book

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals

  • Author : Richard P. Pohanish
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2014-09-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1006
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455731572

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals Excerpt :

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. 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

Pesticides Book


  • Author : Graham Matthews
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-01-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118976012

Pesticides Excerpt :

Crop protection continues to be an important component of modern farming to maintain food production to feed an expanding human population, but considerable changes have occurred in the regulation of pesticides in Europe in the last decade. The aim has been to reduce their impact on people and the environment. This has resulted in a major reduction in the number of chemicals approved for application on crops. In other parts of the world, a continuing expansion in the growing of genetically modified crops has also changed the pattern of pesticide use. In this second edition, Graham Matthews, updates how pesticides are registered and applied and the techniques used to mitigate their effects in the environment. Information on operator safety, protection of workers in crops treated with pesticides and spray drift affecting those who live in farming areas is also discussed. By bringing together the most recent research on pesticides in a single volume, this book provides a vital up to date resource for agricultural scientists, agronomists, plant scientists, plant pathologists, entomologists, environmental scientists, public health personnel, toxicologists and others working in the agrochemical industry and governments. It should assist development of improvements in harmonising regulation of pesticides in countries with limited resources for registration of pesticides.

Pesticides in the Natural Environment Book

Pesticides in the Natural Environment

  • Author : Pardeep Singh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323904902

Pesticides in the Natural Environment Excerpt :

Pesticides in the Natural Environment: Sources, Health Risks, and Remediation presents direct and indirect impacts of the use of pesticides on the environment, human health, and agriculture. The book explores sustainable alternatives to pesticide use, along with policies for regulations and remediation techniques. Bridging the gap between regulations and the tangible environmental threat, the book proposes practical solutions while also providing important context on the hazards of pesticides. It highlights the influence on climate change, offering a holistic perspective for researchers in environmental science, policymakers and land managers. Organized into seven distinct sections, the book introduces pesticides and their applications, then goes on to cover their impact on various ecosystems in the natural environment. In section three, health risks are covered, followed by various remediation techniques, such as biological processes, phytoremediation and chemical treatments. Describes the impact of pesticides on the environment, human health and the food chain as well as regulations and policies to address the impact Presents remediation strategies and techniques for pesticides in a variety of ecosystems, along with potential alternatives Includes case studies to illustrate the proper management of pesticides and intervention

Pesticides Book
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  • Author : Hamir S. Rathore
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439836255

Pesticides Excerpt :

Pesticides play an important role in controlling pests that carry diseases and threaten crop production. In recent years, however, there has been increased concern about the adverse impacts of pesticides and their degradation products on public health and the environment. A considerable amount of work is being done to develop nonchemical methods of

New Pesticides and Soil Sensors Book

New Pesticides and Soil Sensors

  • Author : Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 792
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128042991

New Pesticides and Soil Sensors Excerpt :

New Pesticides and Soil Sensors, a volume in the Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry series, is a practical resource that demonstrates how nanotechnology is a highly attractive tool that offers new options for the formulation of ‘nanopesticides’. Recent advances in nanopesticide research is reviewed and divided into several themes, including improvement of the water solubility of poorly soluble pesticide active ingredients to improve bioavailability and the encapsulation of pesticide active ingredients within permeable nanoparticles with the aim of releasing pesticide active ingredients in a controlled or targeted manner, while also protecting active ingredients from premature photo-degradation. Provides examples of pesticide formulations that contain inorganic and organic nanoparticles Includes general principles and the most recent applications of chemical sensors and multisensory systems for the assessment of soils and main soil nutrition component detection Presents the main benefits and drawbacks of chemical sensors and their employment in soil analysis for further applications Describes current issues of pesticide use, environmental contamination, bioaccumulation, and increases in pest resistance which demands a reduction in the quantity of pesticides applied for crop and stored product protection

Classes of Pesticides Book

Classes of Pesticides

  • Author : Wayland J. Hayes, Jr.
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 949
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483288635

Classes of Pesticides Excerpt :

Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology, Volume 3: Classes of Pesticides focuses on the properties, toxicity, classes, and reactions of pesticides. The selection first offers information on carbamate insecticides, nitro compounds and related phenolic pesticides, and synthetic organic rodenticides. Discussions focus on miscellaneous synthetic organic rodenticides, fluoroacetic acid and its derivatives, mononitrophenols, dinitrophenols, classification of carbamates, and toxicology of anticholinesterase carbamates. The book then examines herbicides and fungicides and related compounds. Topics include nitrogen heterocyclic fungicides not otherwise classified, hydrazines, hydrozones, and diazo fungicides, anilino and nitrobenzenoid fungicides, antibiotics and botanicals, organic phosphorus herbicides, carbamate herbicides, and herbicidal oils and simple aliphatics. The publication elaborates on miscellaneous pesticides, including repellents, synthetic molluscicides, inhibitors of chitin synthesis, chemosterilants, and synthetic acaricides. The selection is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in pesticide toxicology.

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children Book

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309048750

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children Excerpt :

Many of the pesticides applied to food crops in this country are present in foods and may pose risks to human health. Current regulations are intended to protect the health of the general population by controlling pesticide use. This book explores whether the present regulatory approaches adequately protect infants and children, who may differ from adults in susceptibility and in dietary exposures to pesticide residues. The committee focuses on four major areas: Susceptibility: Are children more susceptible or less susceptible than adults to the effects of dietary exposure to pesticides? Exposure: What foods do infants and children eat, and which pesticides and how much of them are present in those foods? Is the current information on consumption and residues adequate to estimate exposure? Toxicity: Are toxicity tests in laboratory animals adequate to predict toxicity in human infants and children? Do the extent and type of toxicity of some chemicals vary by species and by age? Assessing risk: How is dietary exposure to pesticide residues associated with response? How can laboratory data on lifetime exposures of animals be used to derive meaningful estimates of risk to children? Does risk accumulate more rapidly during the early years of life? This book will be of interest to policymakers, administrators of research in the public and private sectors, toxicologists, pediatricians and other health professionals, and the pesticide industry.

A History of Pesticides Book

A History of Pesticides

  • Author : Graham A Matthews
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2018-09-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786394873

A History of Pesticides Excerpt :

In this fascinating book, Graham Matthews takes the reader through the history of the development and use of chemicals for control of pests, weeds, and vectors of disease. Prior to 1900 only a few chemicals had been employed as pesticides but in the early 1940s, as the Second World War raged, the insecticide DDT and the herbicide 2-4-D were developed. These changed everything. Since then, farmers have been using a growing list of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides to protect their crops. Their use has undoubtedly led to significant gains in agricultural production and reduction in disease transmission, but also to major problems: health concerns for both users of pesticides and the general public, the emergence of resistance in pest populations, and environmental problems. The book examines the development of legislation designed to control and restrict the use of pesticides, the emergence of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the use of biological control agents as part of policy to protect the environment and encourage the sustainable use of pesticides. Finally, the use of new technologies in pest control are discussed including the use of genetic modification, targeted pesticide application and use of drones, alongside basic requirements for IPM such as crop rotations, close seasons and adoption of plant varieties with resistance to pests and diseases.

Pesticides in the Modern World Book

Pesticides in the Modern World

  • Author : Margarita Stoytcheva
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533074580

Pesticides in the Modern World Excerpt :

This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protection and food supply increasing, and the associated risks of food contamination. The second book section is dedicated to the effects of pesticides on the non-target organisms and the environment such as: effects involving pollinators, effects on nutrient cycling in ecosystems, effects on soil erosion, structure and fertility, effects on water quality, and pesticides resistance development. The third book section furnishes numerous data contributing to the better understanding of the pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The addressed in this book issues should attract the public concern to support rational decisions to pesticides use.

Government Regulations  Pheromone Analysis  Additional Pesticides Book

Government Regulations Pheromone Analysis Additional Pesticides

  • Author : Gunter Zweig
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483220857

Government Regulations Pheromone Analysis Additional Pesticides Excerpt :

Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators, Volume 8: Government Regulations, Pheromone Analysis, Additional Pesticides covers the pesticide law, pertaining to regulations for the registration of pesticides in the United States. The book discusses the analysis of naturally occurring chemicals that control the behavior of insects, as well as the methods for formulation and residue analyses for over twenty-five commercial pesticides, includes insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, growth regulators, and miscellaneous pesticides. Toxicologists and people involved in the study of agricultural chemicals will find the text invaluable.

Pesticides Act  no  12 of 2000  Book

Pesticides Act no 12 of 2000

  • Author : Malawi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Pesticides
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111150582

Pesticides Act no 12 of 2000 Excerpt :

Pesticides Monitoring Journal Book

Pesticides Monitoring Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132175659

Pesticides Monitoring Journal Excerpt :

WHO Pesticide Residues Series Book

WHO Pesticide Residues Series

  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Pesticide residues in food
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002785700J

WHO Pesticide Residues Series Excerpt :

Public Health Impact of Pesticides Used in Agriculture Book

Public Health Impact of Pesticides Used in Agriculture

  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Agricultural chemicals
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924062774173

Public Health Impact of Pesticides Used in Agriculture Excerpt :

Production and use of pesticides - Toxic effects of pesticides - Short and long-term health effects of pesticides : epidemiological data - Populations at risk - Public health impact - Prevention of pesticide poisoning.