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Pesticides.

Author: Graham Matthews
Publisher: Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Over the last five decades pesticides have undoubtedly helped to increase agricultural production and control vectors of disease, however the environmental impact of long term agro-chemical use has been cause for concern along with the effects on human health. In Pesticides; Health, Safety and the Environment, Graham Matthews begins by looking at the developmental history of pesticides, and how crop protection was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Matthews
ISBN: 9781405172981 1405172983
OCLC Number: 437176145
Description: 1 online resource (248 p.)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Pesticides and agricultural development; 2 Approval of pesticides; 3 Application of pesticides; 4 Operator exposure; 5 Spray drift, bystander, resident and worker exposure; 6 Environmental aspects of spray drift; 7 Residues in food; 8 The future of pesticides; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Index.

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Over the last five decades pesticides have undoubtedly helped to increase agricultural production and control vectors of disease, however the environmental impact of long term agro-chemical use has been cause for concern along with the effects on human health. In Pesticides; Health, Safety and the Environment, Graham Matthews begins by looking at the developmental history of pesticides, and how crop protection was achieved before they were in use, how pesticides are registered for use and what happens to pesticides in food and the environment. Pesticide application and operator safety is inves.

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