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Decontamination of Pesticide Residues in the Environmental

Atlantic City Meetings of the American Chemical Society September 1968

  • Francis A. Gunther
Conference proceedings

Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RERERU, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. T. E. Archer, D. G. Crosby
    Pages 13-37
  3. Neal P. Thompson
    Pages 39-49
  4. B. J. Liska, W. J. Stadelman
    Pages 51-60
  5. B. J. Liska, W. J. Stadelman
    Pages 61-72
  6. R. P. Farrow, E. R. Elkins, W. W. Rose, F. C. Lamb, J. W. Ralls, W. A. Mercer
    Pages 73-87
  7. M. V. Kennedy, B. J. Stojanovic, F. L. Shuman Jr.
    Pages 89-104
  8. P. C. Kearney, E. A. Woolson, J. R. Plimmer, A. R. Isensee
    Pages 137-149
  9. H. M. Gomaa, I. H. Suffet, S. D. Faust
    Pages 171-190
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-214

About these proceedings

Introduction

That residues of pesticide and other "foreign" chemicals in food­ stuffs are of concern to everyone everywhere is amply attested by the reception accorded previous volumes of "Residue Reviews" and by the gratifying enthusiasm, sincerity, and efforts shown by all the in­ dividuals from whom manuscripts have been solicited. Despite much propaganda to the contrary, there can never be any serious question that pest-control chemicals and food-additive chemicals are essential to adequate food production, manufacture, marketing, and storage, yet without continuing surveillance and intelligent control some of those that persist in our foodstuffs could at times conceivably endanger the public health. Ensuring safety-in-use of these many chemicals is a dynamic challenge, for established ones are continually being dis­ placed by newly developed ones more acceptable to food tech­ nologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, and changing pest-control requirements in progressive food-producing economies. These matters are of genuine concern to increasing numbers of governmental agencies and legislative bodies around the world, for some of these chemicals have resulted in a few mishaps from improper use. Adequate safety-in-use evaluations of any of these chemicals per­ sisting into our foodstuffs are not simple matters, and they incorporate the considered judgments of many individuals highly trained in a variety of complex biological, chemical, food technological, medical, pharmacological, and toxicological disciplines.

Keywords

contamination environment pesticide pesticide residues toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis A. Gunther
    • 1
  1. 1.RiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8455-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8457-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8455-1
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