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Pesticides: Classification, Detection, and Degradation

  • Sarath Chandran C. 
  • Sabu Thomas
  • M. R. Unni
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Abstract

Extensive and excessive use of organic pesticides poses a serious threat to the environment. The degradation products of most organic pesticides are far more toxic than the parent compound. The toxic effect of common pesticides, their degradation mechanisms, and common detection techniques are evaluated here. A literature survey shows that a detailed discussion on this relationship is extremely relevant in the current scenario.

Keywords

Pesticides Fungicides and herbicides Detection of pesticides 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarath Chandran C. 
    • 1
  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. R. Unni
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture (IUCOFSA)Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia

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