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Pesticides : Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits - Nancy N. Ragsdale

Pesticides

Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits

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Published: 19th August 1999
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This book examines the risks and benefits of pesticides and highlights the key points of U.S. pesticide requirements, avenues to reduce risks, factors that weigh in the determination of benefits of pesticides, and global considerations.

"The collection of 20 papers evaluates and balances how risks associated with pesticides use can be reduced and how pesticides support strong agricultural production systems. The section devoted to the Food Quality Protection Act outlines the statute, covers the major factors that will influence future risk determinations, and examines impacts at the state level. The next two sections look at factors involved in reducing or managing risks and at various considerations associated with pesticide benefits analyses. The final section considers pesticides in the arena of global trade."--SciTech Book News"This book is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. ... There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range of consumer safety issues ... In recent years, the benefits of pesticides and their critical role in modern agriculture have not been widely discussed. This book thus fills an important gap. The benefits of pesticides and their role in integrated pest management will be of interest to many in the food industry, as will the chapters on global issues regarding pesticide regulation. The reader will find many references and examples that should be useful for a wide variety of purposes, including simple and clear explanations of risk assessment and benefits for use in talking to consumers, students and corporate management. Research needs are proposed in many areas."--Food Technology." . . .This volume provides a wealth of information for those involved in determining pesticide risks and for policymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology "The collection of 20 papers evaluates and balances how risks associated with pesticides use can be reduced and how pesticides support strong agricultural production systems. The section devoted to the Food Quality Protection Act outlines the statute, covers the major factors that will influence future risk determinations, and examines impacts at the state level. The next two sections look at factors involved in reducing or managing risks and at various considerations associated with pesticide benefits analyses. The final section considers pesticides in the arena of global trade."--SciTech Book News"This book is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. ... There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range of consumer safety issues ... In recent years, the benefits of pesticides and their critical role in modern agriculture have not been widely discussed. This book thus fills an important gap. The benefits of pesticides and their role in integrated pest management will be of interest to many in the food industry, as will the chapters on global issues regarding pesticide regulation. The reader will find many references and examples that should be useful for a wide variety of purposes, including simple and clear explanations of risk assessment and benefits for use in talking to consumers, students and corporate management. Research needs are proposed in many areas."--Food Technology." . . .This volume provides a wealth of information for those involved in determining pesticide risks and for policymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology "The collection of 20 papers evaluates and balances how risks associated with pesticides use can be reduced and how pesticides support strong agricultural production systems. The section devoted to the Food Quality Protection Act outlines the statute, covers the major factors that will influence future risk determinations, and examines impacts at the state level. The next two sections look at factors involved in reducing or managing risks and at various considerations associated with pesticide benefits analyses. The final section considers pesticides in the arena of global trade."--SciTech Book News "This book is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. ... There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range of consumer safety issues ... In recent years, the benefits of pesticides and their critical role in modern agriculture have not been widely discussed. This book thus fills an important gap. The benefits of pesticides and their role in integrated pest management will be of interest to many in the food industry, as will the chapters on global issues regarding pesticide regulation. The reader will find many references and examples that should be useful for a wide variety of purposes, including simple and clear explanations of risk assessment and benefits for use in talking to consumers, students and corporate management. Research needs are proposed in many areas."--Food Technology ." . . .This volume provides a wealth of information for those involved in determining pesticide risks and forpolicymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology "The collection of 20 papers evaluates and balances how risks associated with pesticides use can be reduced and how pesticides support strong agricultural production systems. The section devoted to the Food Quality Protection Act outlines the statute, covers the major factors that will influence future risk determinations, and examines impacts at the state level. The next two sections look at factors involved in reducing or managing risks and at various considerations associated with pesticide benefits analyses. The final section considers pesticides in the arena of global trade."--SciTech Book News "This book is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. ... There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range of consumer safety issues ... In recent years, the benefits of pesticides and their critical role in modern agriculture have not been widely discussed. This book thus fills an important gap. The benefits of pesticides and their role in integrated pest management will be of interest to many in the food industry, as will the chapters on global issues regarding pesticide regulation. The reader will find many references and examples that should be useful for a wide variety of purposes, including simple and clear explanations of risk assessment and benefits for use in talking to consumers, students and corporate management. Research needs are proposed in many areas."--Food Technology ," . . .This volume provides a wealth of informationfor those involved in determining pesticide risks and for policymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology "The collection of 20 papers evaluates and balances how risks associated with pesticides use can be reduced and how pesticides support strong agricultural production systems. The section devoted to the Food Quality Protection Act outlines the statute, covers the major factors that will influencefuture risk determinations, and examines impacts at the state level. The next two sections look at factors involved in reducing or managing risks and at various considerations associated with pesticide benefits analyses. The final section considers pesticides in the arena of global trade."--SciTechBook News"This book is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. ... There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range ofconsumer safety issues ... In recent years, the benefits of pesticides and their critical role in modern agriculture have not been widely discussed. This book thus fills an important gap. The benefits of pesticides and their role in integrated pest management will be of interest to many in the foodindustry, as will the chapters on global issues regarding pesticide regulation. The reader will find many references and examples that should be useful for a wide variety of purposes, including simple and clear explanations of risk assessment and benefits for use in talking to consumers, studentsand corporate management. Research needs are proposed in many areas."--Food Technology." . . .This volume provides a wealth of information for those involved in determining pesticiderisks and for policymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology

Preface
Examining Risks and Benefits Associated with Pesticide Use
An Overview
Food Quality Protection Act
Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
Major Changes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
Act and Impacts of the Changes to Pestiside Regulatory Decisions
Evaluating Exposures of Infants and Children to Pesticides
Issues Related to Screening and Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Aggregate and Cumulative Exposure and Risk Assessment
New Science, New Processes, and New Problems
The Food Quality Protection Act from a State Perspective
Risk Reduction
Natural Products as Leads for New Pesticides with Reduced Risks
Precision Farming: Technologies and Information as Risk-Reduction Tools
Human Exposure Assessment in Risk Perception and Risk Management
Impact of Patent Policy on Bioremediation with Living Organisms
Biological and Economic Benefits
The Role of Benefits in the Regulatory Arena
Pesticides and Human Health: The Influence of Pesticides on Levels of Naturally-Occurring Plant and Fungal Toxins
Importance of Pesticides in Integrated Pest Management, D. Raymond Forney
The Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits of Pesticide Use
Beneficial Impacts of Pesticide Use for Consumers
Global Considerations
Global Harmonization of Pesticide Registrations
Foreign Competition and Trade
Marketing Agricultural Products Internationally
Current Status of Domestic and International Controls for Methyl Bromide and the Status of Alternatives
Pesticide Disposal in Developing Countries
International Training Course to Manage Risks from Obsolete Pesticides
Indexes
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780841236165
ISBN-10: 084123616X
Series: ACS Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th August 1999
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51