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Environmental Dynamics of Pesticides

  • Rizwanul Haque
  • V. H. Freed

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. V. H. Freed, R. Hague
    Pages 1-3
  3. James N. Seiber, James E. Woodrow, Talaat M. Shafik, Henry F. Enos
    Pages 17-43
  4. K. W. Moilanen, D. G. Crosby, C. J. Soderquist, A. S. Wong
    Pages 45-60
  5. W. F. Spencer, M. M. Cliath
    Pages 61-78
  6. W. Brian Crews, John W. Brewer, Timothy J. Petersen
    Pages 79-96
  7. John W. Hamaker
    Pages 115-133
  8. C. A. I. Goring, D. A. Laskowski, J. W. Hamaker, R. W. Meikle
    Pages 135-172
  9. John P. Hassett, G. Fred Lee
    Pages 173-184
  10. Dennis P. H. Hsieh, Haji M. Jameel, Raymond A. Fleck, Wendell W. Kilgore, Ming Y. Li, Ruth R. Painter
    Pages 199-215
  11. J. E. Davies, S. A. Poznanski, R. F. Smith, V. H. Freed
    Pages 275-287
  12. M. A. Q. Khan, M. L. Gassman, S. H. Ashrafi
    Pages 289-329
  13. R. D. O’Brien
    Pages 331-342
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 367-387

About this book

Introduction

Pesticides have played a significant role in increasing food production, and in view of growing worldwide food demand we can expect the use of these chemicals to increase. However, some of them have found their way into the biosphere and have been classi­ fied as persistent toxic chemicals. This has resulted in serious concern about environmental contamination. Since we are going to continue using chemicals, we should learn more about such aspects as their transport in the environment, the relationship of their physical-chemical properties to transport, their persistence in the biosphere, their partitioning in the biota, and toxicological and epidemiological forecasting based on physical-chemical properties. Environmental chemodynamics is the name given to a subject which deals with some of the above topics, utilizing the principles of such disciplines as chemistry, physics, systems analysis, modelling, engineering, and medical and biological sciences. To ensure the safety of the environment, we must know more about the chemodynamical behavior of pesticides and related chemi­ cals. The purpose of the symposium "Environmental Dynamics of Pes­ ticides" was to explore the concept of chemodynamics as applied to pesticides and thus may help in developing the emerging field of environmental chemodynamics. The symposium was held during the l37th National American Chemical Society Meeting at Los Angeles, California, during April, 1974. The three sessions in the sym­ posium were chai'red by Drs. V.H. Freed, D.G. Crosby, and R. Haque.

Keywords

Contamination biosphere chemistry earthquake prediction environment environmental contamination food hydrocarbons pesticide pesticides production residue residues safety transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Rizwanul Haque
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. H. Freed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences CenterOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Office of Pesticide ProgramU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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