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Residue Reviews

Residues of Pesticides and Other Contaminants in the Total Environment

  • Francis A. Gunther
  • Jane Davies Gunther

Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RECT, volume 45)

About this book

Introduction

That residues of pesticide and other contaminants in the total environment are of concern to everyone everywhere is 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

FAO Fauna Pathogen Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology degradation environment environmental contamination and toxicology herbicides microbial degradation pesticide pesticide residues plant pathogens soil soil fauna toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis A. Gunther
    • 1
  • Jane Davies Gunther
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8493-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-05864-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8493-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-5953
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