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The Pesticide question : environment, economics, and ethics

Author: David Pimentel; Hugh Lehman
Publisher: New York : Chapman & Hall, 1993.
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Pesticides have contributed impressively to our present-day agricultural productivity, but at the same time they are at the center of serious concerns about safety, health and the environment. Increasingly the public wonders whether the benefits of pesticides - "the perfect red apple" - outweigh the costs of environmental pollution, human illness, and the destruction of animals and our habitat. Scientists and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Pimentel; Hugh Lehman
ISBN: 0412035812 9780412035814
OCLC Number: 25748386
Description: xiv, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: New directions for pesticide use / H. Lehman --
The impact of pesticides on the environment / Clive A. Edwards --
Assessment of environmental and economic impacts of pesticide use / David Pimentel ... [et al.] --
The relationship between 'cosmetic standards' for foods and pesticide use / David Pimentel ... [et al.] --
Risk of pesticide-related health effects : an epidemiologic approach / Stanley Schuman --
Pesticides and natural toxicants in foods / Thomas W. Culliney, David Pimentel, and Marcia H. Pimentel --
Socioeconomic impacts and social implications of reducing pesticide and agricultural chemical use in the United States / Frederick H. Buttel --
Swedish pesticide policy in a changing environment / Olle Pettersson --
Reducing pesticide use by 50% in the Province of Ontario : challenges and progress / G.A. Surgeoner and W. Roberts. Environmental and economic impacts of reducing U.S. agricultural pesticide use / David Pimental ... [et al.] --
Government policies that encourage pesticide use in the United States / Kenneth A. Dahlberg --
Pesticide use trends and issues in the United States / Craig Osteen --
Alar : the EPA's mismanagement of an agricultural chemical / J.S. Hathaway --
Values, ethics, and the use of synthetic pesticides in agriculture / Hugh Lehman --
Growing public concern over pesticides in food and water / Carolyn E. Sachs --
Pesticides : historical changes demand ethical choices / J. Perkins and N. Holochuck --
Seeking a balanced perspective / Nicholas L. Reding --
An increasing public concern / Robert L. Metcalf.
Responsibility: David Pimentel, Hugh Lehman, editors.
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