This book describes the issues surrounding pesticide residues in food and drinking water and, in particular, the issues associated with human exposure and consumer risk assessment. In broad terms, consumer risk assessment encompasses three areas of scientific disciplines human toxicology, pesticide residue chemistry and dietary consumption, all of which are explored in detail within this book.
Topics covered include the effects of pesticides on the environment, metabolism, food processing, toxicology, dietary consumption, chronic and acute dietary intakes, natural compounds, international standards and explaining the risks.
Pesticide Residues in Food and Drinking Water is the latest addition to the Wiley Series in Agrochemicals and Plant Protection. This series brings together current scientific and regulatory knowledge and perspectives on all aspects of the use of chemicals and biotechnology in agriculture.
1. Introduction (Denis Hamilton and Stephen Crossley).
2. Environmental Fate of Pesticides and the Consequences for Residues in Food and Drinking Water (Jack Holland and Phil Sinclair).
3. Pesticide Metabolism in Crops and Livestock (Michael W. Skidmore and ´ Arp´ad Ambrus).
4. Effects of Food Preparation and Processing on Pesticide Residues in Commodities of Plant Origin (Gabriele Timme and Birgitt Walz–Tylla).
5. Toxicological Assessment of Agricultural Pesticides (Mike Watson).
6. Diets and Dietary Modelling for Dietary Exposure Assessment (J. Robert Tomerlin and Barbara J. Petersen).
7. Chronic Intake (Les Davies, Michael O Connor and Sheila Logan).
8. Acute Intake (Kim Z. Travis Denis Hamilton, Les Davies, Matthew O Mullane and Utz Mueller).
9. Natural Toxicants as Pesticides (John A. Edgar).
10. International Standards: The International Harmonization of Pesticide Residue Standards for Food and Drinking Water (Wim H. Van Eck).
11. Explaining the Risks (Sir Colin Berry).