Critical Review of Henry’s Law Constants for Pesticides

  • L. R. Suntio
  • W. Y. Shiu
  • D. Mackay
  • J. N. Seiber
  • D. Glotfelty
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 103)


Pesticides play an important role in maintaining agricultural productivity, but they may also be causes of contamination of air, water, soil, and food, with possible adverse effects on human and animal health. The proper use of pesticide chemicals must be based on an understanding of the behavior of the chemicals as they interact with air, water, soil, and biota, react or degrade, and migrate. This behavior is strongly influenced by the chemicals’ physical-chemical properties of solubility in water, vapor pressure or volatility, and tendency to sorb to organic and mineral matter in the soil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Suntio
    • 1
  • W. Y. Shiu
    • 1
  • D. Mackay
    • 1
  • J. N. Seiber
    • 2
  • D. Glotfelty
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied ChemistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ToxicologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  3. 3.Soil Nitrogen and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Agricultural Environmental Quality InstituteUS Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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