Agricultural chemicals



The agricultural industry is the source of our readily available food supply. The industry looks for a predictable harvest which requires good weather, adequate equipment, fertile soil and freedom from infestation and disease in the plants.


Pesticide Residue Agricultural Chemical Systemic Fungicide Acceptable Daily Intake Organophosphorus Insecticide 
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Further reading

  1. Anonymous (1982) Phenoxy herbicides, trichlorophe-nols and soft tissue sarcomas. Lancet, 319, 1051–2.Google Scholar
  2. Bingham, S.A. (1989) Agricultural chemicals in the food chain. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 82, 311–15.Google Scholar
  3. Coggan, D. and Acheson, E.D. (1982) Do phenoxy herbicides cause cancer in man? Lancet, 319, 1057–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Hassall, K.A. (1990) Biochemistry and Uses of Pesticides, 2nd edn, MacMillan Press, New York.Google Scholar
  5. Lang, T. and Clutterbuck, C. (1991) Pesticides, Ebury Press, London.Google Scholar
  6. D’Mello, J.P.F., Duffus, C.M. and Duffus, J.H. (eds) (1991) Toxic Substances in Crop Plants, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  7. James, J.E. (1991) Caffeine and Health, Academic Press, London.Google Scholar
  8. Pui-Hay But, P. (1993) Need for correct identification of herbs in herbal poisoning. Lancet, 341, 637.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Thurnham, D. (1996) Physiologically active substances in plant food. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 55, 371–446.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Martin Eastwood 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western General HospitalUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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