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Cover for Pesticide risk assessment.

This book aims to organize the published environmental impact information on pesticides into a usable form to help growers and other integrated pest management practitioners make more environmentally sound pesticide choices. This book deals with all kinds of risks, such as risk to aquifers and...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of pesticides on the environment.

The boon of pesticides is enhanced economic returns with increases in production of food, feed and fibre, and management of vector-borne diseases, while their bane is serious health implications for humans and adverse effects on the environment. This chapter discusses the direct impact on human...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicity of pesticides based on their mode of action.

Pesticides have been reported as contaminants of food products, fruits, vegetables and cereals, processed food, baby food and drinking water; they can be neurotoxic, immunotoxic or endocrine disruptors. This chapter discusses the toxicity and mode of action of neurotoxic and immunotoxic pesticides...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnostic tools for pesticide detection.

This chapter deals with monitoring of pesticide residues in food and feed using various analytical methods, such as QuEChERS (multi-residue method); supercritical fluid extraction; microwave-assisted extraction; SCF chromatography; single residue methods; multi-residue methods; and other diagnostic ...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicity of pesticides in mixtures with the same mode of action.

Pesticides probably co-occur in the environment as mixtures, posing a risk to human beings and all other organisms present in the environment. Their number in the environment is too large to allow for all of them to be studied. However, single pesticides are assessed for their risk to the...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Techniques for pesticide risk assessment.

Many pesticide risk assessment tools have been developed throughout the world over the past decade. Depending on the intended use of the resulting metrics, they have been variously called hazard rankings, yardsticks, indicators, screening benchmarks, relative risk rankings, risk assessment tools...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pesticide risk - case studies.

This chapter discusses the sources of exposure to pesticides, i.e. from application and residues. The effects of pesticide exposure to crop beneficials (including various insects, mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms that feed on or parasitize pest species), pollinators and...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternatives for reducing pesticide risk.

This chapter presents some strategies to reducte pesticide use and associated risks, which include suitable agronomic practices, the use of resistant varieties, integrated pest management, biological control, the use of botanical pesticides, organic farming, and the use of less hazardous...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Awareness for reducing pesticide risk.

Often farmers are not aware of the risks associated with pesticide use and become victims of pesticide hazards due to ignorance of safety measures in their handing, storage, application, transportation and disposal. This chapter deals with educating farmers by raising their awareness regarding...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The sustainability challenge: are we facing a chemical Armageddon?

This chapter discusses the historical role of chemicals in agriculture, the changing role of chemicals in farming today, the concerns about chemical residues in food, and the future for chemicals in farming.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
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