Residues of Pesticides and Other Foreign Chemicals in Foods and Feeds / Rückstände von Pesticiden und anderen Fremdstoffen in Nahrungs- und Futtermitteln

  • Francis A. Gunther
Conference proceedings

Part of the Residue Reviews / Rückstands-Berichte book series (volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pesticide photodecomposition

    1. Katsura Munakata, Masao Kuwahara
      Pages 13-23
  3. Herbicide metabolism and mode of action

    1. Philip C. Kearney, Charles S. Helling
      Pages 25-44
    2. J. B. Hanson, F. W. Slife
      Pages 59-67
  4. Fungicide mode of action

    1. James G. Horsfall, R. J. Lukens
      Pages 81-91
    2. George L. McNew, Herman Gershon
      Pages 107-122
    3. Masaru Kado, Eiichi Yoshinaga
      Pages 133-138
    4. M. Ishida, H. Sumi, H. Oku
      Pages 139-148
  5. Insecticide metabolism and mode of action

  6. Physico-chemical approaches

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-364

About these proceedings


That residues of pesticide and other "foreign" chemicals in food­ stuffs are of concern to everyone everywhere is amply attested by the reception accorded previous volumes of "Residue Reviews" and by the gratifying enthusiasm, sincerity, and efforts shown by all the in­ dividuals 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 that 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 dis­ placed by newly developed ones more acceptable to food tech­ nologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, and changing pest-control requirements in progressive food-producing economies. These matters are 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 per­ sisting into our foodstuffs are not simple matters, and they incorporate the considered judgments of many individuals highly trained in a variety of complex biological, chemical, food technological, medical, pharmacological, and toxicological disciplines.


metabolism pesticide pesticides toxicology

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8445-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8443-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-5953
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