Toxicology of Pesticides

Experimental, Clinical and Regulatory Perspectives

  • Lucio G. Costa
  • Corrado L. Galli
  • Sheldon D. Murphy

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Lucio G. Costa
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marcello Lotti
    Pages 11-17
  4. A. Moretto, M. K. Johnson
    Pages 33-48
  5. Neil Chernoff
    Pages 109-123
  6. J. R. P. Cabral
    Pages 125-145
  7. Corrado L. Galli, Marina Marinovich
    Pages 147-169
  8. L. Rosenstock
    Pages 197-206
  9. Marcello Lotti
    Pages 207-214
  10. L. G. Costa, R. J. Richter, S. D. Murphy, G. S. Omenn, A. G. Motulsky, C. E. Furlong
    Pages 263-266
  11. A. Ferrer, J. R. P. Cabral
    Pages 273-278
  12. C. R. Stamper, W. Balduini, S. D. Murphy, L. G. Costa
    Pages 305-309
  13. J. M. Tusell, C. Suñol, J. Llorens, E. Gelpí, E. Rodríguez-Farré
    Pages 311-315
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About these proceedings


The protection of human health and food and fiber resources against the ravages of pests of many sorts is a continuous struggle by all people in the world. The use of chemical pesticides as an aid in this struggle is now also global. These chemicals are deliberately added to the environment for the purpose of killing or injuring some form of life. Because pesticides are generally less selectively toxic than would be desired, non-target species, including humans, must be protected from injury by these chemicals. This can only be achieved by thorough understanding of the comparative toxicology of these compounds, and by minimizing human (and other desirable species) exposure. The latter can only be achieved by sound regulatory policies that utilize scientific principles and data, properly tempered by both gaps in that data and sociologic and economic considerations. This book contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Toxicology of Pesticides: Experimental, Clinical and Regulatory Perspectives" held in Riva del Garda on October 6-15, 1986. This NATO-ASI has been promoted by the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington at Seattle, by the Institute of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milano and by the Giovanni Lorenzini Foundation, and has been sponsored by both the Society of Toxicology (USA) and the Italian Society of Toxicology.


biotechnology contaminants ecotoxicology environment environmental distribution insecticide insecticides metabolism organophosphorus pesticide pesticides risk assessment toxicity toxicology transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucio G. Costa
    • 1
  • Corrado L. Galli
    • 2
  • Sheldon D. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental HealthUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental SciencesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70900-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70898-5
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