Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment

Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment

Editor(s): G.A. Matthews

Print ISBN: 9781405130912

Online ISBN: 9780470995853

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995853

Reviews


"[This book] illustrates the factors, needs, and beneficial outcomes from adopting improved integrated pest management."
Southern Africa Pesticides Newsletter (SAPN)

"...the focus of the book on health, safety, and environment aspects of pesticides with a view to minimize their adverse impacts on operators, bystanders, and environment is welcome. Topics such as application technology, operator exposure, spray drift, and residue in food are covered in the eight chapters of the book. The book can help choose safer compounds, application methods, and application timings, and enhance awareness about the use of appropriate protective clothing (to minimise occupational exposure), disposal and waste management options, risk communication, and legislation. While it would serve as a useful resource for anyone dealing with pesticides from a range of disciplines, I think it is particularly useful for agencies and practitioners involved in spraying operations that aspire to improve the efficacy and minimize harm to operators and the environment."
R. S. Kookana Reproduced from Journal of Environmental Quality

"Application is reviewed, revisited and refurbished with up to date 21st century technology. Matthews provides a timely, highly readable overview of the current pesticide situation, major crops, the ecosystems impacted, and the critical need for improved regulatory, IPM, and educational approaches to facilitate both judicious and safe use of pesticides...a convenient, single source of new information on topics that will be a useful reference to those teaching IPM and pesticide safety courses, government officials active in regulatory policy, and for agricultural specialists working in applied IPM worldwide."
Evan Thornhill, Imperial College

"The book provides useful material on how to minimize human and environmental exposure to high-risk pesticides. The book can help choose safer compounds, application methods, and application timings, and enhance awareness about the use of appropriate protective clothing. While it would serve as a useful resource for anyone dealing with pesticides from a range of disciplines, I think it is particularly useful for agencies and practitioners involved in spraying operations that aspire to improve the efficacy and minimise the harm to operators and the environment."
Journal of Environmental Quality, June 27, 2007

'Pesticides: Health, Safety and the Environment (2006) is spot on the issues that are topical and of concern. Application is reviewed, revisited and refurbished with up to date 21st century technology... I would recommend this well indexed reference text to any involved in teaching or researching and those concerned with implementing safety issues... Matthews provides a timely, highly readable overview of the current pesticide situation, major crops, the ecosystems impacted, and the critical need for improved regulatory, IPM, and educational approaches to facilitate both judicious and safe use of pesticides.'
International Pest Control, vol 49, July/August 2007

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