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Residue Reviews

Residues of Pesticides and other Foreign Chemicals in Foods and Feeds

  • Francis A. Gunther

Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. E. F. Knipling, W. E. Westlake
    Pages 1-32
  3. C. P. Straub, G. K. Murthy, J. E. Campbell
    Pages 33-68
  4. C. A. Edwards
    Pages 83-132
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About these proceedings

Introduction

That residues of pesticide and other "foreign" chemicals in foodstuffs are of concern to everyone everywhere is amply attested by the reception accorded previous volumes of "Residue Reviews" and by the gratifying en­ thusiasm, sincerity, and efforts shown by all the individuals from whom manuscripts have been solicited. Despite much propaganda to the contrary, there can never be any serious question that pest-control chemicals and food­ additive chemicals are essential to adequate food production, manufacture, marketing, and storage, yet without continuing surveillance and intelligent control some of those thalt persist in our foodstuffs could at times conceivably endanger the public health. Ensuring safety-in-use of these many chemicals is a dynamic challenge, for established ones are continually being displaced by newly developed ones more acceptable to food technologists, pharma­ cologists, toxicologists, and changing pest-control requirements in progressive food-producing economies. These matters are also of genuine concern to increasing numbers of governmental agencies and legislative bodies around the world, for some of these chemicals have resulted in a few mishaps from improper use. Adequate safety-in-use evaluations of any of these chemicals persisting into our food­ stuffs are not simple matters, and they incorporate the considered judgments of many individuals highly trained in a variety of complex biological, chemi­ cal, food technological, medical, pharmacological, and toxicological disciplines.

Keywords

food pesticide toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis A. Gunther
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8407-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8409-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8407-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-5953
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