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Environmental Security Assessment and Management of Obsolete Pesticides in Southeast Europe

Simeonov, Lubomir I., Macaev, Fliur Z., Simeonova, Biana G. (Eds.)

2013, XVII, 475 p. 153 illus.

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  • Principal works on environmental security and risk assessment of pesticide chemical pollution as well as short chapters on specific case studies
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  • The book emphasizes on the contemporary methodologies and the models used for environmental security including computational modeling
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  • The book has an educational value to a broad number of specialities in environmental studies and chemistry

The present work is a fine contribution to the broad field of environmental security in the context of risk assessment and management of obsolete pesticides for the region of Southeast Europe. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge of improper disposal of obsolete pesticides in the region, to estimate the associated impact on environmental health, and to develop recommendations to mitigate or eliminate threats posed to the environment, biodiversity and human life. The issues discussed in the book include: reviews of the transport and fate of pesticides and associated contaminated materials in different environmental media and identification of the principal sources, emission routes and patterns of environmental pollution with pesticides; a recognition of the most suitable methods for environmental sampling analysis and sample preparation; an evaluation of the current methods and techniques for chemical and mass analysis of environmental and biological samples and discussion of the metrological and quality aspects of trace analyses; a characterization of the environmental and human health impacts of pesticide pollution, the health effects associated with acute and chronic exposure and the use of epidemiological data for risk assessment; a revision of the existing chemical safety regulations and strategies for protection and management of obsolete pesticide stocks; a survey of the international conventions, directives and standards concerning pesticide use.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Acute and Chronic Exposure to Obsolete Pesticides - Environmental Security and Risk Assessment - Environmental and Health Effects - Management of Obsolete Pesticides - Persistent Organic Pollutants

Related subjects » Analytical Chemistry - Environmental Toxicology - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Public Health

Table of contents 

Obsolete Pesticides – A Threat to Environment, Biodiversity and Human Health; E.J.Mrema et al.- Designing Good Sampling Plans for Characterizing Pesticide Pollution; T.A. Lewandowski.- Analytical Approaches for Sampling and Sample Preparation for Pesticide Analysis in Environmental, Food and Biological Samples; E. Chirila, C. Draghici.- The Problem of Seeking Environmentally Sound Development: The Case of Obsolete Pesticides Assessment Models; G. Kharlamova.- Exposure Assessment to Hazardous Pesticides – Strategies to Reduce Human and Environmental Risks; M. de Lurdes Dimis, A. Fiuza.- Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Aspects of Risk Perception; V. Bencko.- Enantioselectivity of Chiral Pesticides in the Environment; C. Draghici et al.- Health Effects Associated with Acute and Chronic Exposure to Pesticides; A. Farcas et al.- Pollutants Biotransformation; A. Valceanu Matei.- The History, Toxicity and Adverse Human Health and Environmental Effects Related to the Use of Agent Orange; V. Bencko, F. Yan Li Foong.- The History of Organic Arsenical Pesticides and Health Risks Related to the Use of Agent Blue; V. Bencko, F. Yan Li Foong.- Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Effects of Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure in Newborns and Children; C. Florian et al.- Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure in Humans – Is Prevention Possible?; A. Farcas et al.- Degradation of Pesticides by TiO2 Photocatalysis; A. Darjan et al.- Safe Management and Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides (DDT) from the Institute of Public Health ; M. Kochubovski.- Pesticide Mechanisms of Action in Living Organisms; G. Coman et al.- Factors Influencing Pesticide Risks for Children; T.A. Lewandowski.- Chromatographic Methods for Determination of Chlorophenols as Biomarkers of Exposure to Pesticides and Organochlorine Substances; P. de Morais et al.- Environmental and Health Situation with Obsolete Pesticides in Egypt; A. El Shahawy, L. Simeonov.- Analytical Method for Determination of Some Priority Substances in Surface and Ground Water Samples by Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry; B. Lazarov et al.- Structural Changes of Biological Compartments in Danube Delta Systems due to Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals; E. Stanescu et al.- Quantitative Fire Risk Assessment Procedure at Pesticide Storate Facilities in Romania; L. Stefanescu et al.- Distribution and Quantification of Pesticides in Processed Wheat Grain Fractions; S. Dobrinas et al.- Organochlorine and Organophophate Pesticides Determination in Plants Used for Cosmetic Purposes; I.A. Oancea et al.- Green Chemistry Protocols: Specific Ionic Liquids as Recyclable Reagents, Catalysts, Solvents and Extractors; F. Macaev.- Relative Liver Weight in Rats Subacutely Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls; A. Buha et al.- Analyses of Organochlorine Pesticides in Black Sea Sediments; S. Dobrinas, A. Culea.- Pesticides and Residues in Different Media with Especial Regard to Waters in Hungary; Z. Davidovits.- Possible Use of Certain Mineral Raw Materials of Moldova for DDTs and HCHS Adsorption from Aqueous Solutions; O. Cadocinicov, O. Petuhov.- Inventory and Status of Persistent Organic Pollutants – Pesticides in Croatia; M. Vincekovic et al.- Some Institutional Aspects and Technological Approaches to Cleaning of Polluted Territories from Obsolete Pesticides in the Russian Federation under the Framework of Synergism between the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions; V. Burovtsov et al.- Environmental Security Assessment Based on the Cytogenetic Estimation of Mutagenicity and Human Health in Ukraine; I. Klimkina.- Method Validation for Pesticides Identification; C. Draghici et al.- Analytical Study of Obsolete Pesticides Stockpiles in the Republic of Moldova into NATO Science for Peace Project ‘Clean-up-Chemicals-Moldova’; M. Grama et al.- Definition of the Tasks for the EU-PHARE Danube Regional Pesticide Study Project 1995-1997; B. Simeonova et al.- The Danube Regional Pesticide Study Project 1995-1997: a Brief Synthesis of the Results; B. Simeonova et al.- Principles and Application of the Integrated Pest Management Approach. Biological Pesticides; F.M. Rubino et al.- Initiatives and Actions on the Elimination of Obsolete Pesticides Risk/Hazards in the Republic of Moldova; M. Grama et al.- General Approaches and Procedures for Pesticide Legislation; S. Mandic-Rajcevic et al.- Subject Index.

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