This book brings together key features of the toxicology and
occupational hazards of pesticides and the way their use is
regulated in the main trading regions of the world. There are
chapters on each of the main groups of insecticides, namely
organochlorines, anticholinesterases and pyrethrins and
pyrethroids. The book also covers fungicides and herbicides, as
well as more specialised agents such as microbial pesticides. The
risks and hazards to humans are considered, both occupational and
through the consumption of contaminated foodstuffs. Additionally,
clinical aspects of pesticide poisoning are discussed.
The possibility of harm from pesticide exposure has led to the
development of national and international regulations governing the
application of pesticides. The book describes the regulatory
systems in three major economic areas: the North American Free
Trade Area (USA, Canada and Mexico), the European Union and
This book should be of interest to all individuals working on
the development and application of pesticides anywhere in the
world. All those involved in the manufacture, regulation and
toxicology of pesticides should also benefit from reading this
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