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Pesticides in the Modern World

Effects of Pesticides Exposure

Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

The introduction of the synthetic organochlorine, organophosphate, carbamate and pyrethroid pesticides by 1950's marked the beginning of the modern pesticides era and a new stage in the agriculture development. Evolved from the chemicals designed originally as warfare agents, the synthetic pesticides demonstrated a high effectiveness in preventing, destroying or controlling any pest. Therefore, their application in the agriculture practices made it possible enhancing crops and livestock's yields and obtaining higher-quality products, to satisfy the food demand of the continuously rising world's population. Nevertheless, the increase of the pesticide use estimated to 2.5 million tons annually worldwide since 1950., created a number of public and environment concerns. This book, organized in two sections, addresses the various aspects of the pesticides exposure and the related health effects. It offers a large amount of practical information to the professionals interested in pesticides issues.

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Pesticides in the Modern WorldEffects of Pesticides ExposureEdited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/943

ISBN: 978-953-307-454-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5165-4

Copyright year: 2011

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59002 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

81 Web of Science Citations

81 Dimensions Citations


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1. Chronic Exposure to Pesticides- Neurological, Neurobehavioral and Molecular Targets of Neurotoxicity

By Binukumar B.K and Kiran Dip Gill


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2. Dermal Exposure to Sub-Toxic Amount of Chlorpyrifos - Is It Neurotoxic?

By Nilesh Kumar Mitra


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3. Effect on Workers’ Health Owing to Pesticides Exposure: Endocrine Target

By Lidia Caporossi and Bruno Papaleo


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4. Health Problem Caused by Long-Term Organophosphorus Pesticides Exposure - Study in China

By Zhi-Jun Zhou


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5. Pesticide Exposure of Farmworkers’ Children

By Paloma I. Beamer


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6. Migrant Farm Workers Exposed to Pesticides in Sinaloa, Mexico

By Anthon Alvarez A. and Alba D. Campaña S.


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7. Work Practices, Exposure Assessment and Geographical Analysis of Pesticide Applicators in Argentina

By María Josefina Lantieri, Mariana Butinof, Ricardo Fernández, María Inés Stimolo, Marcelo Blanco and María del Pilar Díaz


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8. Separation of Chiral Pyrethroid Pesticides and Application in Pharmacokinetics Research and Human Exposure Assessment

By Yongning Wu, Hong Miao and Sai Fan


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9. Biomonitoring of Contemporary Pesticides: Ethylenethiourea in Occupational Settings

By M. Angela Montesano and Richard Wang


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10. Pesticide Residues in the Organically Produced Food

By Ewa Rembiałkowska and Maciej Badowski


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11. Pesticides and Human Health

By Khaled A. Osman


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12. Pesticides and Human Health

By Alewu B. and Nosiri C.


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13. A Forensic View of Pesticide Poisonings in Brazil

By Bruno Sabino, Hannah Rozenbaum and Adriana Oliveira


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14. Characteristics and Trends with Respect to Unintentional Pesticide Poisoning Mortality and Hospitalization in Taiwan, 1999-2008

By Wu-Chien Chien, Ching-Huang Lai, Jouni J.K. Jaakkola, Lu Pai, Senyeong Kao, Jin-Ding Lin and Yu-Chen Hung


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15. Pathology of Endosulfan

By Ozlem Ozmen


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16. Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease

By Arthur G. Fitzmaurice and Jeff M. Bronstein


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17. Dithiocarbamate Toxicity - An Appraisal

By Narayan C. Rath, Komal S. Rasaputra, Rohana Liyanage, Gerry R. Huff and William E. Huff


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18. Progress in Antidotes (Acetylcholinesterase Reactivators) Against Organophosphorus Pesticides

By Kamil Musilek, Ondrej Holas, Anna Horova, Miroslav Pohanka, Jana Zdarova-Karasova, Daniel Jun and Kamil Kuca


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19. Laboratory Tests with Androgenic and Anti-Androgenic Pesticides – Comparative Studies on Endocrine Modulation in the Reproductive System of Invertebrates and Vertebrates

By Watermann, B.T., Gnass, K., Kolodzey, H. and Thomsen, A.E.


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