International Dynamics of Pesticide Poisoning

  • J. E. Davies
  • S. A. Poznanski
  • R. F. Smith
  • V. H. Freed
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 6)

Abstract

With present population trends, increased food and fiber production is one of the central problems for all nations. In the past, agricultural chemicals have been the mainstay of all expanding food production programs and their continued use will be one essential response to these increased demands. The growing problem of pest resistance and environmental degradation, however, indicated that their future use will have to be part of a broad integrated pest control program utilizing a wide variety of modern pest management techniques of which the use of chemicals will be one component. No longer can reliance be placed solely on chemical control. The future role of pesticides will have to be more judicious and restrained, respecting the benefits of natural predators in the role of controlling harmful pests.

Keywords

Toxicity Corn Pneumonia Hydrocarbon Chlorinate 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Davies
    • 1
  • S. A. Poznanski
    • 1
  • R. F. Smith
    • 2
  • V. H. Freed
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Entomological SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural Chemistry Environmental Health Sciences CenterOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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