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Professional Reference Guide from C.H.I.P.S.

The Methyl
Bromide Issue

edited by C. H. Bell

Methyl bromide is a widely used fumigant in agriculture, horticulture and the preservation of structural materials, among other things.

This book sets out the scientific debate covering the major relevant fields including:

  • Agriculture
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Toxicology
  • Two Chapters on Potential Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
  • and more!

Contents

  1. Methyl Bromide in Perspective
    • Chemistry
    • Residues and Analysis
    • Toxicology
    • Safety and Medical Treatment
    • Global Production and Uses
    • Recent Events

  2. Methyl Bromide in the Atmosphere
    • Overview of Atmospheric Chemistry
    • Distribution and Growth of CH3Br in the Atmosphere
    • Sources of Atmospheric CH3Br
    • Sinks for Atmospheric CH3Br
    • Budget of Atmospheric CH3Br
    • Stratospheric Bromine Chemistry
    • Research Needs

  3. Methyl Bromide and the Environment
    • Ozone Layer Depletion
    • Predicted Increases in UV Radiation
    • Compounds Involved in Ozone Depletion
    • Comparison of Chlorine and Bromine
    • Scientific Assessments fo Methyl Bromide and Ozone Depletion
    • Legislative Controls Due to Ozone Layer Impacts
    • Local Environmental Impacts
    • Phase-Out Due to Local Environmental Impacts

  4. Effects on Target Organisms
    • Mode of Action
    • Toxicity of Methyl Bromide
    • Effect on Target Organisms
    • Factors Affecting the Efficacy of Methyl Bromide
    • Practical Methyl Bromide Treatments

  5. Methyl Bromide as a Soil Fumigant
    • Case for Soil Fumigation With Methyl Bromide
    • Soil-Borne Pests Controlled by Methyl Bromide
    • Factors Pertinent to Successful Fumigation
    • Behavior of Methyl Bromide in Soil
    • Application Methods
    • Formulations for Soil Fumigation and Dosage Rates
    • Special Problems Associated With Soil Fumigation
    • Soil Fumigation With Methyl Bromide in Representative Crops and Situations
    • Reducing Emissions and Dosages of Methyl Bromide During Soil Fumigation

  6. Methyl Bromide in Storage Practice and Quarantine
    • Areas of Application
    • Methods of Application of Methyl Bromide
    • Monitoring and Detection
    • Dosages
    • Existing Uses

  7. Alternatives-Chemicals
    • Soil Fumigation
    • Durable Commodities
    • Perishable Commodities
    • Structural Fumigation
    • Prospective Fumigant Alternatives
    • Contact Treatments
    • Contact Insecticides
    • Inert Dusts
    • Quarantine
    • Registration

  8. Alternatives-Physical Methods and Emission Reduction
    • History
    • Uses of Methyl Bromide
    • Alternative Approaches to Reduce Methyl Bromide Emissions

Appendices
Index

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