Pesticides as Environmental Mutagens

  • Donald G. Crosby
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (volume 6)


The terms “pesticide” and “mutagen” seem continually to be linked in the public mind. According to news accounts, almost every pest-control chemical is a “potential mutagen” or “potential carcinogen.” In this chapter, I would like to explore the validity of this assumption and present an environmental view which modifies but does not entirely overcome it.


Methyl Parathion Methyl Bromide Organophosphorus Insecticide Ethyl Carbamate Environmental Mutagen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald G. Crosby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ToxicologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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