Pesticide Management Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits
edited by Nancy Ragsdale
and James Seiber

Pesticides: Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits examines the risks and benefits of pesticides and highlights the key points of U.S. pesticide requirements, avenues to reduce risks, factors that weigh in the determination of benefits of pesticides, and global considerations.

It is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date review of pesticide issues in the United States. There are in-depth discussions of the proposed approaches to ensure the protection of children and to test for potential endocrine effects. Several chapters provide insight into a broad range of consumer safety issues.

Pesticides: Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits provides a wealth of information for those involved in determining pesticide risks and for policymakers to allow them to make sound decisions that will affect this nation's food supply at home and in the world market.


    1. Examining Risks and Benefits Associated with Pesticide Use: An Overview

  1. Food Quality Protection Act
    1. Food Quality Protection Act of 1996: Major Changes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and Impacts of the Changes to Pestiside Regulatory Decisions
    2. Evaluating Exposures of Infants and Children to Pesticides
    3. Issues Related to Screening and Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
    4. Aggregate and Cumulative Exposure and Risk Assessment
    5. New Science, New Processes, and New Problems: The Food Quality Protection Act from a State Perspective

  2. Risk Reduction
    1. Natural Products as Leads for New Pesticides with Reduced Risks
    2. Precision Farming: Technologies and Information as Risk-Reduction Tools
    3. Human Exposure Assessment in Risk Perception and Risk Management
    4. Impact of Patent Policy on Bioremediation with Living Organisms

  3. Biological and Economic Benefits
    1. The Role of Benefits in the Regulatory Arena
    2. Pesticides and Human Health: The Influence of Pesticides on Levels of Naturally-Occurring Plant and Fungal Toxins
    3. Importance of Pesticides in Integrated Pest Management
    4. The Economic, Health, and Environmental Benefits of Pesticide Use
    5. Beneficial Impacts of Pesticide Use for Consumers

  4. Global Considerations
    1. Global Harmonization of Pesticide Registrations
    2. Foreign Competition and Trade
    3. Marketing Agricultural Products Internationally
    4. Current Status of Domestic and International Controls for Methyl Bromide and the Status of Alternatives
    5. Pesticide Disposal in Developing Countries: International Training Course to Manage Risks from Obsolete Pesticides


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Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits
edited by Nancy Ragsdale and James Seiber

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