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Title: Pesticide residues in food : 1991, toxicology evaluations, joint meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the WHO Expert Group on Pesticide Residues, Geneva, 16-25 September 1991. Part 2., Toxicology
Authors: World Health Organization
FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment
WHO Expert Group on Pesticide Residues
International Programme on Chemical Safety
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Presents detailed evaluations of the available toxicological and other safety data for sixteen pesticides that have the potential to leave residues in food commodities. The evaluation is part of an on-going series of activities coordinated by FAO and WHO since 1963 and designed to advise governments and the Codex Alimen-tarius Commission of possible hazards to consumers arising from the presence of pesticide residues in food. To this end, panels of experts, jointly appointed by the two agencies, scrutinize data submitted by manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Rigorous evaluation of both submitted data and methodological issues results in the establishment of acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) that serve as international standards for determining the safety of pesticide residues in food. Separate monographs are presented for azinphos-methyl, bentazone, bioresmethrin, buprofezin, cadusafos, chlorpyrifos-methyl, cyhexatin, daminozide, disulfoton, fentin, glufosinate-ammonium, heptachlor, hexythia-zox, imazalil, monocrotophos, and triazophos. Of these, bentazone, buprofezin, cadasafos, glufosinate-ammonium, and hexythiazox are evaluated for the first time. For the other compounds, evaluations concentrate on new data that may call for changes in the established acceptable daily intake. The book is intended to assist the work of pesticide manufacturers, government and food regulatory officers, industrial testing laboratories, and toxicology laboratories. Part I, which evaluates new data indicating residue levels for each of these pesticides, is available from FAO
Description: Sponsored jointly by WHO and FAO with the support of the International Programme on Chemical Safety
318 p.
Subject: Pesticide Residues
Context: toxicity
metadata.dc.subject.other: Chemical Toxicology and Carcinogenicity
Gov't Doc #: WHO/PCS/92.52
Other Identifiers: 9241665076
2070-2191 (print)
2070-0946 (online)
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