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Silent spring revisited.

Author: G L Marco
Publisher: Washington, D.C: American Chemical Society 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2.edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G L Marco
ISBN: 0841209812 9780841209817
OCLC Number: 709812786
Description: 214p. il.
Contents: Rachel Carson: Her Vision and Her Legacy; The Not So Silent Spring: Evolution of Government Regulation; Current Pesticide Registration Criteria; Alternatives to Pesticidal Chemicals; The Science and Politics of Pesticides: The Changing Image of Pesticides; The Regulatory Decision-Making Process; Toxicology; Carcinogenic Risk Assessment; Scientific Uncertainty and Regulatory Conservatism; Public Perception and Acceptance of Risk; Assessing the Toxicity of Pesticides to Aquatic Organisms: Hindsight: Silent Spring and Aquatic Resources; Heptachlor and a Host of Others: Still Found Where They Should Not Be; Have Environmental Residues Declined?; How Little Is Too Much; Impact of Pesticides on Ground Water Contamination; Impact of Pesticides on Bird Populations; Human Health Effects of Pesticides: Acute Pesticide Poisoning; Other Health Effects; Cancer Risks; Persistence; Resistance; Disposal; The Years Ahead; Analytical Chemistry of Pesticides: Evolution and Impact: How Small is Small?; The Analytical Chemist's Tasks; Evolution of Analytical Methodology; Analysis vs. Risk Assessment; Pesticides: Global Use and Concerns: Chemicals Used in Agriculture; Transport and Modeling of Pesticides; Concerns over Pesticide Use in the Third World; Agriculture, Pesticides, and the American Chemical Industry: The Demographic Nature of American Agriculture; A Conflict of Values; Pesticides Produced before Silent Spring; Pesticides Produced at Publication of Silent Spring; The Newer Agrochemicals of the 1980s; Technology and Farm Income; Is Silent Spring Behind Us: Fewer Pesticide Problems During the Past Two Decades; Increased Pesticide Problems During the Past Two Decades; Status of Integrated Pest Management; Why Are Losses Due to Pests Greater Today Than 40 Years Ago?; Many Roads and Other Worlds: Chemicals to Control Pests; Risk vs. Benefit; Analysis of Pesticides; Persistence of Pesticides; Effects of Pesticides; Response of Various Sectors; Different Sides of the Coin; Evaluation of Hazards


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