Environmental Security Assessment and Management of Obsolete Pesticides in Southeast Europe

  • Lubomir I. Simeonov
  • Fliur Z. Macaev
  • Biana G. Simeonova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ezra J. Mrema, Federico M. Rubino, Claudio Colosio
    Pages 1-21
  3. Camelia Drăghici, Elisabeta Chirila, Mihaela Sica
    Pages 91-102
  4. Alina Farcas, Andreea Valceanu Matei, Cristina Florian, Mihaela Badea, Gheorghe Coman
    Pages 103-110
  5. Andreea Valceanu Matei, Alina Farcas, Cristina Florian, Monica Florescu, Gheorghe Coman
    Pages 111-117
  6. Cristina Florian, Alina Farcas, Andreea Valceanu Matei, Gheorghe Coman
    Pages 139-145
  7. Alina Farcas, Cristina Florian, Andreea Valceanu Matei, Gheorghe Coman
    Pages 147-154
  8. Alina Dârjan, Camelia Drăghici, Dana Perniu, Anca Duţă
    Pages 155-163
  9. Gheorghe Coman, Alina Farcas, Andreea Valceanu Matei, Cristina Florian
    Pages 173-184
  10. Thomas A. Lewandowski
    Pages 185-200
  11. Paulo de Morais, Teodor Stoichev, Maria Clara Basto, Maria Teresa Vasconcelos
    Pages 201-207
  12. Amir El-Shahawy, Lubomir I. Simeonov
    Pages 209-218

About these proceedings


The present work is a fine contribution to the broad field of environmental security in the context of risk assessment and management of obsolete pesticides for the region of Southeast Europe. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge of improper disposal of obsolete pesticides in the region, to estimate the associated impact on environmental health, and to develop recommendations to mitigate or eliminate threats posed to the environment, biodiversity and human life. The issues discussed in the book include: reviews of the transport and fate of pesticides and associated contaminated materials in different environmental media and identification of the principal sources, emission routes and patterns of environmental pollution with pesticides; a recognition of the most suitable methods for environmental sampling analysis and sample preparation; an evaluation of the current methods and techniques for chemical and mass analysis of environmental and biological samples and discussion of the metrological and quality aspects of trace analyses; a characterization of the environmental and human health impacts of pesticide pollution, the health effects associated with acute and chronic exposure and the use of epidemiological data for risk assessment; a revision of the existing chemical safety regulations and strategies for protection and management of obsolete pesticide stocks; a survey of the international conventions, directives and standards concerning pesticide use.


Acute and Chronic Exposure to Obsolete Pesticides Environmental Security and Risk Assessment Environmental and Health Effects Management of Obsolete Pesticides Persistent Organic Pollutants

Editors and affiliations

  • Lubomir I. Simeonov
    • 1
  • Fliur Z. Macaev
    • 2
  • Biana G. Simeonova
    • 3
  1. 1., Space Research and Technology InstituteBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2., Institute of ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Republic of MChisinauMoldova
  3. 3.Institute of ElectronicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6461-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6460-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6461-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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