|There continues to be massive media coverage and
concern over the use of pesticides, the possible negative impacts on
human health either by contact with residues in the environment or on
our food, the impact on wildlife and the effects of long-term
agrochemical use on the environment.
Pesticides: health, safety and the environment examines
protection was achieved before pesticides were in use, how pesticides
are registered for use now, pesticide application and the concerns over
operator safety, and what happens to pesticides in food and the
environment. Also included is an important chapter covering the future
of pesticides in light of the growing use of crops which have been
genetically modified to resist disease and attack by pests.
Written by Professor Graham Matthews, one the world's foremost
authorities on pesticides, Pesticides:
health, safety and the environment is an essential purchase for all
those dealing with pesticides whether in research, registration,
formulation, application or sales.
Health, Safety and
by Graham Matthews
Blackwell Publishing, 2006.